Share Your Thoughts!

The Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, Office of Teaching and Learning, Information Technology Campus Partnerships, and Online Program Services are seeking to understand your needs related to:

  • classroom technology
  • ongoing COVID impact
  • teaching and learning support

Please fill out the survey by Friday, November 4. If you have any questions about this survey or other OTL topics, please contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

Faculty Needs Survey

OTL Resources for Preparing for Finals

Are your students working on video projects as part of their finals? The Knowledge Base article Video assignment tips for instructors and students contains helpful resources for students working on multimedia projects. Contact Alex Martinez at [email protected] if you have any questions or want to brainstorm about your video projects!

As you anticipate potential absences, revisit our blog Using Canvas to Navigate Student Absences for ideas on how to provide your final exams or assignments to students who have to miss class.

For more support as you plan the rest of your term, schedule a 1:1 with an OTL Instructional Designer.

Finals and Student Accommodation Support

Do you have students planning to take their finals in the Disability Services Program (DSP) Testing Center? Students can now submit their Test Requests through the Student Accommodate Portal for their finals. As a faculty member, you will be notified via email if a student has requested to test in the DSP Testing Center. Faculty members will need to provide DSP with the parameters for their final exams via the Faculty Accommodate Portal. If you already know the parameters of your final exam, it is encouraged that you submit the testing information sooner rather than later to allow DSP additional time to remediate your documents for accessibility. If students are unsure how to submit their Test Requests through the Student Accommodation Portal, we host drop in hours in Driscoll South three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00-1:00 or call 303-871-3241 for assistance. Professors can contact [email protected] or 303-871-3241.

Learn more on DSP’s Faculty Responsibilities for Testing webpage and contact the DSP if you have questions.

The OTL is Hiring

The OTL is looking to expand our team! Please share this position with your networks.

Faculty Developer of Integrative and Experiential Learning

The Faculty Developer of Integrative and Experiential Learning will create programming as well as work individually with faculty to facilitate the integration of High Impact Practices, integrative learning, and experiential learning. The person in this position will also assist in the design and lead the execution of an educational campaign for the adoption of DU’s new ePortfolio platform.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

R1 Our Way Faculty Writing Retreat

The University Writing Program, the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs invite faculty to apply for the second R1 Our Way Faculty Writing Retreat. The retreat, which will be held over December 5 and 6 on the DU campus, provides an opportunity for faculty to begin, make progress on, and/or finish their scholarly work.

Faculty from any rank and any series who are currently working on article drafts, grants, or other scholarly or creative work are invited to apply. Participating faculty must commit to attending both full days of the retreat, which will include daily goal setting, individual writing time, and opportunities for feedback on drafts through optional conferences with University Writing Program faculty. The retreat will also feature optional workshops with topics including managing revise and resubmit feedback to developing sustainable writing habits.

Participants will receive a stipend of $500; breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

The deadline for applications is EOD Friday, November 4. If demand exceeds capacity, the order of application will be considered, along with considerations of disciplinary diversity and the specificity of the project described in the application. If these dates are unavailable for you, look out for future opportunities in the new year.

If you are interested in dedicating a couple of days at the beginning of winter break to your writing, please apply for the R1 Our Way Faculty Writing Retreat now!

Upcoming Events

The Office of Teaching and Learning and the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs are hosting several events throughout this term. Join us to learn more about teaching strategies and academic technology, and visit the OTL Events Calendar to discover other upcoming events!


Valuing DEI/Inclusive Teaching in Promotion and Tenure

Friday, November 4, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Faculty Promotion & Tenure Celebration: Associate Professor

Friday, November 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS) 510


Faculty Promotion & Tenure Celebration: Full Professor

Monday, November 7, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Maglione Hall (Sie Complex, Room 5025)


Equity Workshop #6: Compassion Fatigue; Relieving Stress in Partnership With Your Students

Online Session:

Tuesday, November 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


In-person Session:

Wednesday, November 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)


New Faculty: Supporting Students & Faculty – Disability Accommodations, Title IX, and Equal Opportunity

Tuesday, November 8, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Burwell Center for Career Achievement (BCCA) 220


Is This It? #2 Aligning Path and Purpose After Promotion for TPF

Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room (AAC 290)


Heart of Higher Education Conversations

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Hyflex - Join us online via Zoom or in the OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)