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Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Leadership for Educational Equity

Prepare and inspire education and mental health leaders to have a profound impact in fostering student opportunity, achievement and success in urban and diverse communities.

Our Vision

The vision of the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is to be, “A leading school of education providing national expertise on educational issues and socially-just solutions for urban and diverse communities. Through innovative research and partnerships, we strive to be passionate agents of change, inspiring upcoming generations to learn from the past and shape the future”.

The School of Education & Human Development’s research, education and outreach programs are focused on supporting urban communities, alive with diverse cultural and linguistic traditions and influenced by the dynamic interplay of class, race, power and privilege. Through community alliances, SEHD faculty and students collaborate to identify, study, and take action within the social and political complexities of urban practice.

The School of Education & Human Development’s programs graduate highly skilled, culturally responsive practitioners and researchers who lead innovation and renewal in urban schools, districts, mental health agencies, and adult learning settings.

Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD)!  The following information has been compiled to assist in your orientation to the School.  We look forward to having you join us. 

Academic Services

This office provides support for all students and staff in the school, and it is located on the 7th floor directly off the elevators in Suite 701. Email:  EDUCATION@UCDENVER.EDU

Before You Teach

Hiring Processes, Forms and Payrolls

Before any work begins, all employees must complete HR paperwork.  All instructions, paperwork, and offer letters will be sent to you via your personal email address until your CU Denver account has been activated.  Your prompt attention to these emails is critical!  Although pay schedules will vary (especially with Continuing and Professional Education), the most common lecturer pay schedules are Sep – Dec for fall semester, Feb – May for spring semester, and Jun-Jul or Jun-Aug for summer term.  Direct deposit is required for all University employees and you will be assigned access to a web portal (UCD Access) to view your monthly pay advice.  Automatic pay deposits will be made to your designated bank on the last business day of each month, with the exception of June.  Per state legislation, all state employees will receive their June pay on the first business day of July, rather than the last business day of June.  Please make sure you allow for this if you use any electronic bank transfers to pay bills, mortgage payments, etc.


To log in to Web Mail at http://www.ucdenver.edu/email/Pages/login.aspx, you will need your university username and password. These will be emailed to you as soon as the account is set up.  If you are a new employee, this typically happens during the initial onboarding process.  Contact Jessica Coon at JESSICA.COON@UCDENVER.EDU if you have difficulty logging into your email. You must use your UCD email for all official university business.

University E-mail is an official means of communication for students at CU Denver. All official university e-mail will be sent to your assigned a CU Denver e-mail address.

CU Denver e-mail accounts are available through IT Services. All CU Denver faculty, staff, and students are responsible for reading e-mails received from CU Denver.


Forwarding your UCD Email

We discourage forwarding your CU Denver email to an external account (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).  You are strongly encouraged to regularly check your CU Denver email to ensure you are receiving all messages sent from the university, the SEHD, and your students.

UCD Access

Faculty use UCD Access to view class rosters and schedules, advise students, and assign grades to students. This information is available by logging into the portal with your campus credentials using the same user ID and password that you use to access your University webmail. Please keep in mind that the University of Colorado System and UC Denver ITS security policies require you to protect your credentials and keep them in your possession only; no employee should use any other faculty or staff member’s logon credentials.

Use the link below to log on, and click on the Faculty Tab in the upper left hand corner of the page, then on Faculty Center in the yellow box. Click on ‘My Schedule’ and your grade roster(s) will appear on the left side of the page next to your class roster(s).

Link to UCD Access: https://portal.prod.cu.edu/UCDAccessFedAuthLogin.html

If you need assistance with your logon credentials, please contact Jessica Coon at JESSICA.COON@UCDENVER.EDU.

Faculty Development Center

The University of Colorado Denver takes pride in the quality of its faculty and is committed to providing excellent learning opportunities for its students. The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) is the Denver Campus-wide professional development center providing tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty with the support they need to excel as teachers, scholars, mentors, and leaders. The CFD offers programs and resources to meet the diverse needs of faculty members throughout all stages of their careers, including individual consultation and mentoring, in-person and virtual workshops, grant opportunities, dossier review, academic leadership support, and professional development resources (website, books, journals, and videos).  With a focus on enhancing teaching and student learning on the Denver Campus, the CFD has professional teaching consultants available to discuss any aspect of teaching, such as designing courses, enhancing classroom techniques, developing course materials, and documenting teaching effectiveness. For additional resources, visit the Center for Faculty Development website at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/faculty_staff/faculty/center-for-faculty-development/Pages/default.aspx.

New Faculty Orientation

The New Faculty Orientation (a three-course orientation program) is an online training required for all new UCD faculty (please see Appendix B).

Please contact the Center for Faculty Development at 303-556-6075 or visit their website at the following link if you have any questions:

You can access the courses by signing into the UCD Portal, clicking on CU Resources and then select the NavBar at the top right of the page, CU Resources>Training>Start SkillSoft and then enter the names of the courses in the search bar.


Overview of parking and transportation options on the Denver Campus are available at AHEC Maps


Each floor has basic office supplies available.

6th Floor: In the mailroom (605) – the three cabinets underneath the mailboxes; also in the 6th floor meeting/work space across from the windows of classroom 648 (the three cabinets underneath the printer station)

7th Floor: The cabinets in the work/color copier area near faculty mailboxes (across from 717)

11th Floor: Storage closet 1144 (next to JáNet’s office)

If you cannot find what you are looking for, submit a ticket request to SEHDHelp@ucdenver.edu.

Library Access

To use the library, present a valid photo ID and provide the librarian with your employee ID to check out books and materials. The library can also be accessed online: https://skyline.ucdenver.edu/patroninfo.



Many program areas have copies of course syllabi that can assist new professors in course preparations. Contact the program representative if you need guidance in selecting course topics, texts, and reading materials. The campus syllabus policy statement is available on the Center for Faculty Development website here. The SEHD syllabus template is available in Appendix E.


Text Books

Book orders are placed directly through the bookstore via their online adoption tool. To begin the process, you’ll need to register with the bookstore using a valid e-mail address. We recommend that you use your UCD email.  Automatic order confirmations will be sent to the address used.

Email orders to or request a personalized link to our online ordering site from:

Bailey Brack, 303-556-3706, BAILEY.BRACK@AHEC.EDU.

Faculty should contact the publisher directly for exam or desk copies.

Course Cancellation

While we have offered you the opportunity in good faith to teach a course, there are occasions when a course is cancelled. We make every effort to notify lecturers as soon as possible, however, a cancellation may happen shortly before the term begins. Cancellations may be necessary due to low enrollment or if we have to reassign your course to a full-time faculty member. Teaching assignments may fluctuate and are contingent upon the schedule of courses offered each term, the required number of student enrollments in course(s), and the Dean’s decision regarding effective use of School resources. Thus, we cannot guarantee that you will teach a course or that you will teach in a given term. We will notify you as soon as possible if your course will be cancelled or taught by a full-time faculty member. We appreciate your understanding.

Required Class Size

The minimum class size requirement for courses is generally 15 students. The Dean’s Team will monitor each semester’s enrollments, starting six weeks prior to the semester start date.  Two weeks before classes start, you will be notified if your course is on low-enrollment watch.  Cancellation decisions are made by the Dean’s Office no less than one week before classes start.  You may be offered the opportunity to teach at a pro-rated amount, rather than cancelling the course.  Once you accept a pro-rated pay amount, it may be increased based on census date enrollment numbers, but will not be decreased, even if enrollment drops below the enrollment number used to calculate the pro-rate.

Two-Course Limit

Lecturers are limited to teaching two courses per semester, including any continuing and professional education courses. While we monitor how many courses our lecturers teach, on occasion an individual may exceed their course limit for a term. If you’ve been asked to teach more than two courses in a semester, please notify us at SEHDHR@UCDENVER.EDU immediately.

Enrollment and Scheduling Policies

Face-to-Face and Hybrid Classes:

  1. Set caps at 35, start a waitlist
  2. At 40, consider split into two sections of 20—sections must be same time and format
  3. 32 enrolled becomes eligible for TA
  4. No blanket minimum enrollment but courses with enrollments of 8-14 require approval to run
  5. Lecturer Pay: 15-35 students = $4350 | < 15 = Pro-rate = # of students/15 x $4350

Online Classes:

  1. Set caps at 30, start a waitlist
  2. At 35, consider split into two sections.  New section must be on-line.
  3. 25 enrolled becomes eligible for TA
  4. No blanket minimum enrollment but courses with enrollments of 8-14 require approval to run
  5. Lecturer Pay : 15-35 students = $4350 | < 15 = Pro-rate = # of students/15 x $4350

Doctoral-Level Classes (7000s):

  1. Set caps at 30, start a waitlist
  2. At 35 split into two sections, new section must be same time and format
  3. 25 enrolled becomes eligible for TA
  4. No blanket minimum enrollment but courses with enrollments of 8-14 require approval to run
  5. Lecturer Pay: 15-35 students = $4350 | < 15 = Pro-rate = # of students/15 x $4350

Type O (Practicum & Internship Courses):
Under 30 SCH, course will be pro-rated based off 30 SCH.

If you do not yet have access to ISIS, you may check your course enrollment numbers here.  If you are concerned about the status of your class, you may contact our SEHD Course Coordinator, Shakira Anderson (SHAKIRA.ANDERSON@UCDENVER.EDUor 303-315-6369).


Many courses are online or partially online (hybrid).  Your Program Representative will discuss how the course is delivered when you are hired to teach.  To learn more about Canvas, please visit http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/CUOnline/FacultySupport/Pages/Faculty-Support.aspx.

To facilitate your development efforts if you will be teaching online or a hybrid course, you can visit the Canvas Tutorials website at https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your Canvas course please contact Brad Hinson, BRAD.HINSON@UCDENVER.EDU.

While You Teach

Live Text

Live Text is a web-based learning and creative environment designed to assist students, faculty, and staff in the process of assessment and the SEHD in our accreditation. 

Contact: Tony Romero at TONY.ROMERO@UCDENVER.EDU for more information as to how Live Text is used in the course you are teaching. 

Student work may need to be uploaded and evaluated in this system during or at the end of the course.  http://sehdassessment.ucdenver.edu/


Faculty Course Questionnaires

FCQs are completed online.  For strategies to ensure robust response rates click below see http://www.explorance.com/how-to-increase-your-course-evaluation-response-rates-2/ 

FCQs are required for all courses.  Please remind your students to complete the FCQ.

Link to FCQ information: http://www.colorado.edu/fcq/


Information & Academic Technology

The SEHD Tech Team serves as your primary point of contact for the acquisition, installation, or repair of ANY/ALL technology and equipment housed within the SEHD. The team is your liaison with the University Office of Information Technology (OIT), CU Online, facilities, vendors, and partners connecting with SEHD systems. We consult and assist with digital teaching & learning; web & media services; employee computing & printing; and related support services.


Getting Help

Send all requests to SEHDHELP@UCDENVER.EDU, call 303-315-6350 or come see us in LSC724.  Sorry, no house-calls.  We cannot help with personal property (home computers, networks, or equipment) or university property that is not on-site.


Equipment Checkout sehdhelp@ucdenver.edu

You may check-out data projectors, tablets, web-cams, and audio/video equipment for conferences or special-events.  Checkout timeframes are generally short-term (1 - 2 weeks).


Technology Purchasing & Selection

All technology derived via employment at the university, is property of the university.  This includes items purchased with professional development (PD) funds, grant funds or contracts with external funding sources.  

  • All technology purchases must be approved and made via the SEHD Tech Team.
  • All technology purchases are considered university property and will be inventoried, tagged, updated, tracked and returned to the university upon request.
  • No more than 3 computing devices (desktops/laptops/tablets) may be attributed to one individual in the tech inventory.  
  • Technology for the home office is not supported or funded.  Mobile technology may be supported and funded.   No to home printers, scanners, monitors, etc.  Yes to tablets, laptops, cameras, etc.
  • Use of any university technology is mandated to follow appropriate-use as defined by law and university policy.  

Employee Computing

Full time employees are provided a baseline computer and software setup at the point of hire with options for Mac or Windows; desktop or laptop with an SEHD investment at the going-market-rate.  The university maintains formal agreements with hardware/software vendors as well as specific hardware/software configurations that guide technology purchasing and selection.   Costs or configurations that exceed the going-market-rate can be accommodated with program/department/PD funds and approval from the employee’s program/department.  

Employee computers are on a replacement cycle of approximately 4 years, as resources allow. Costs or configurations that exceed the going-market-rate can be accommodated with program/department/PD funds and approval from the employee’s program/department.  Additional devices purchased with professional development funds, program funds, grant monies, or other sources outside of the SEHD Tech Team are not on the replacement cycle.   

Desktop computers are required to remain on-site within the SEHD.  If you need to be mobile, request a laptop. The SEHD Tech Team will work with employees and programs on exceptions, configurations, peripherals, adaptations, funding, installation, and etc.



Network copiers/printers are provided in common areas throughout the SEHD.  You must use a program-code to make copies - charges will be billed to your program.  Repair and supplies are provided for network copier/printers; this is a shared resources, please consume responsibly.  We do not provide supplies or direct support for personal/office printers, but will assist with contracting repairs at the program’s cost.


Smart Rooms

All classrooms and conference rooms have standard smart room components, including a data projector, computer, and laptop input (minimum).  Additional equipment is available in some rooms or available for check-out.  Use your University username/pass to login to smart room computers.

  • Classrooms (LSC600, LSC648, LSC700, LSC745, LSC1150)
  • Conference Rooms (LSC620, LSC1148)
  • Counseling Lab (CPCE - Tivoli)
  • Open Computer Lab (7th Floor)
  • Student Workroom (LSC703)
  • Student Workroom (LSC708)
  • Community Room (LSC710)
  • Learning Studio (pending – LSC 1100)
  • Mobile Lab (laptop cart)


Web & Media Services

We provide consulting, development, and hosting of a variety of platforms via the university as well as systems custom to the SEHD.

  • SEHD Website (SharePoint/Sitefinity)                                                http://www.ucdenver.edu/education  
  • SEHD Signage (WordPress/RiseVision)                                             http://bit.ly/2vDwBzV 
    • Digital signage is currently located in the 7th floor lobby to the Learning Commons.
  • SEHD IMPACT (WordPress)                                                              http://bit.ly/2vDtYOC
    • The IMPACT is an employee newsletter and website for the SEHD.  It includes news, guides, forms, and celebrations within the SEHD community.
  • SEHD SOURCE (Bepress)                                                                 http://source.ucdenver.edu
    • The SOURCE is a research repository that houses faculty profiles, publications and related materials. It serves as an information portal about SEHD Faculty and their public works.
  • SEHD VIDEO (Wistia)                                                                         https://sehd.wistia.com
    • Wistia is a video streaming service for courses, projects and teams.  
  • Formstack (Forms & Data Management)                                            http://bit.ly/2vDCrBb
    • Formstack is a web form and workflow platform for securely collecting and processing data.  
  • Qualtrics (Online Surveys)                                                                   http://ucdenver.qualtrics.com
    • Qualtrics is an online survey tool similar to Formstack.                       
  • Canvas                                                                                                http://ucdenver.instructure.com                                                                      
    • Canvas is the University’s online and blended learning platform. Courses and accounts are automatically created in Canvas for all courses, faculty, and students formally listed in the University class schedule via CU-SIS.
  • Voicethread                                                                                         http://www.voicethread.com                                                                      
    • Voicethread runs in or out of Canvas and allows class discussion using video, audio, graphics, or text.
  • WordPress Multisite
    • SEHD hosts a number of micro-sites and project-sites using WordPress.
  • Zoom (Web Video Conferencing)                                                        http://ucdenver.zoom.us       
    • Zoom runs in or out of Canvas. All employees and students are allocated a Zoom Pro account, which allows for web based video conferencing with up to 20 participants at one time.


Network Storage

File storage for workgroups and teams is available via the P:\ or Q:\ or T:\ drives from any SEHD computer.  Files stored here are (a) backed up each weeknight; thus they can be recovered; (b) accessible from any SEHD computer; and (c) virus-scanned regularly.  Files not stored here have less “technical-calamity” insurance.

  • P drive                         Your personal file storage (10GB limit)
  • Q drive                         SEHD shared file storage
  • T drive                          Grants & projects shared file storage
  • SEHD Share                 Cloud storage & off-campus collaboration


 Additional Tools & Resources

  • University Username/Password Reset                  https://myaccount.ucdenver.edu
  • UCD Access: Employee Portal                              https://goo.gl/o8odQA
  • MS Office 365                                                        http://bit.ly/cu-msoffice
  • MS Outlook: Email/Calendars                               http://bit.ly/cu-email  
  • MS Outlook Web Access                                       https://webmail.ucdenver.edu
  • Mobile Device Support                                          http://bit.ly/2trDE2c
  • Voicemail/Unified Messaging                                http://bit.ly/cu-voicemail
    • Unified messaging will send voicemail messages to your email account. On campus, call 5-6245.  Off campus, call 303-315-6245. When you hear the greeting, hit the * key.  You will be asked to enter your ID and password.
  • Remote Access (VPN)                                          http://bit.ly/cu-vpn
    • A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network connection allows you to access resources such as email, network storage, etc., from outside the University network (off-campus).                                                          



Unique circumstances sometimes present exceptions to policies & procedures.  Submit exception requests to the Assistant Dean of Information and Academic Technology (brad.hinson@ucdenver.edu) with your respective Associate Dean or supervisor cc’d.

The School of Education & Human Development

Academic Programs

The School of Education & Human Development offers a BA, BS, Master’s degrees in multiple areas of emphasis, one Educational Specialist degree, a PhD, PsyD and EdD. The School has approximately 2000 degree-seeking students, admits over 400 students each semester, and graduates approximately 500 students annually. 


SEHD Programs, Degrees, Licenses, and Endorsements

Areas of study include programs for new teachers, experienced teachers, school administrators, counselors, school psychologists, technology, and research. The SEHD offers BA, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees as well several licenses, endorsements and certificates, and professional development opportunities. The SEHD also offers, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), several secondary and elementary teaching licenses offered in conjunction with CLAS BAs. 

We are committed to developing forward-thinking educators and counselors who have a deep sense of critical inquiry, a great desire to live their lives purposefully, a passion for giving back to the community, and the cultural competence needed to serve urban, diverse populations. See the following page for a list of SEHD Programs, Degrees, Licenses and Special Endorsements.

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Education and Human Development
  • Human Development and Family Relations

Master’s Degrees

  • New Personalized Professional MA™
  • Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Counseling
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education and Human Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Information and Learning Technologies
  • Mathematics Education

Educational Specialist Degrees

  • Administrative Leadership & Policy Studies and Principal Licensure

Doctoral Degrees

  • (EdD) Leadership for Educational Equity
  • (PsyD) School Psychology
  • (PhD) Education and Human Development


  • Administrator License
  • Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
  • Elementary Initial Teacher License
  • Principal License
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • Secondary Initial Teacher License
  • Special Education Generalist


  • Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Education K-12
  • Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education Specialist (Ages 0-8)
  • Instructional Technologist/Specialist Level
  • Reading Teacher K-12
  • School Counselor
  • School Librarian
  • Teacher Librarian
  • Special Education Generalist (Ages 5-12)


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information and Learning Technologies
  • Leadership
  • Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Literacy
  • Math & Science
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education

Undergraduate Minors

  • Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Digital Media and Learning
  • Human Development and Family Relations

More information on tracks and concentrations can be found here.

Academic Services

The mission of Academic Services (AS) is to provide support and assist students and faculty to promote the highest standard of learning, teaching, research, and service in the School of Education and Human Development.

Academic Services forms a critical link between current, prospective, and former students in the School of Education and Human Development and the administrative units of the School, the Graduate School, the University, and the Colorado Department of Education. This office provides, among other services, information about degree programs and related processes, admissions, maintains records, and ensures that students meet requirements to graduate. Academic Services supports students at all levels, including undergraduate, graduate, and certificate, endorsement, and licensure students.

Academic Services is also a resource for faculty advisers who need information regarding the procedures their students must follow in the process of pursuing a degree in the School.  Academic Services also supports faculty in their research, teaching, and service.


Deadlines for admissions are by program area.  Please refer to the SEHD website Program Admissions page using the following link for deadline dates.


Application instructions and access to the online application are available on the SEHD website or by contacting Academic Services at EDUCATION@UCDENVER.EDU or 303-315-6300.

Applications are forwarded to program faculty for review. Interview and official admission notifications are processed by Academic Services.

Comprehensive Examination/Graduation

Instructions for registering for a comprehensive exam/culminating experience are found at:  http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SchoolOfEducation/CurrentStudents/Pages/COMPSandGraduation.aspx  

Students apply for graduation via their student portal.  Deadlines are found at http://www.ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/Registrar-dev/CourseListings/Pages/AcademicCalendar.aspx

Student Records

Student records are electronic.  If you need information about a student, please contact the staff academic advisor for the program. Records are retained per University policy found athttps://www.cu.edu/sites/default/files/RecordRetentionUCD.pdf

Course Packets

If you need course reading packets, the Auraria Book Center can assist you.  Use the following link for more information: http://auraria.academicpub.com/clientSite/

For more information, contact the Tivoli Station Book Office at 303-556-3703 or BOOKOFFICE@AHEC.EDU.

Classroom Assignments

Classroom assignments are coordinated by the SEHD Course Coordinator, Shakira Anderson, in conjunction with the main campus rooming coordinator. See Academic Services for questions about room equipment, capacity, availability, or to request a room change. Efforts will be made to honor all rooming requests; however, due to a campus-wide shortage of space, this is not always possible.

Classroom Overbookings

Infrequently, faculty and students encounter the problem of classroom overbooking. During normal working hours, call Academic Services at 303-315-6300 or AHEC at 303-556-2116. Please report all rooming conflict issues to the SEHD Course Coordinator as soon as possible.


Class Rosters

To minimize problems with student registration and end of semester grades, faculty are required to check the official class roster at the beginning and complete final grading through the UCD Access portal. Faculty should not rely on student attendance and participation (class list generated by passing around a sheet of paper) as an indication of official registration.   For instructions on viewing class rosters, please see instructions in UCD Access portal.|To minimize problems with student registration and end of semester grades, faculty are required to check the official class roster at the beginning and complete final grading through the UCD Access portal. Faculty should not rely on student attendance and participation (class list generated by passing around a sheet of paper) as an indication of official registration.   For instructions on viewing class rosters, please see instructions in UCD Access portal.


There are SEHD copy machines on the 6th, 7th, and 11th floors for small copying jobs. Your program’s copy code will be needed to make copies. To prevent undue wear and tear on the machines, the following rules have been established:

For SEHD copiers, no single copy job should total more than 100 pages.

Large Copy Jobs
A large copy job is considered more than 250 copies.  For large copy jobs, send them to the printing services at Anschutz.  You will need to contact them by phone at: 303-724-6414.  The link to their website is: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/printing/Pages/PrintingServices.aspx

They will discuss the project – how many, color, and other specifics.  They will need the document to be PDF to their location and will request a speed type.  The speed type is generally your department speed type or your PD speed type. The service is very fast and they deliver. 

Scanning Documents
All SEHD copiers are equipped with scanning functions.

Guest Speakers/Visiting Lectures

The School of Education & Human Development does NOT offer guest speaker fees. Any compensation offered for class speakers is the responsibility of the professor. It is possible to obtain a free parking permit for guest speakers. Academic Services can assist you in ordering a parking pass at least 7 days in advance, given your speaker’s name and date of attendance.

Contact the Tech Team if you would like to coordinate a remote guest speaker with online video conferencing at SEHDHELP@UCDENVER.EDU.


Academic Calendars are found at:



The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act dictates that student information be treated as privileged information, it cannot be released to others without permission. As part of the hiring process you will be required to review FERPA guidelines, but here are three rules that are often overlooked.

Do Not:

Lecturers should NOT:

-Use their personal email accounts to communicate with students.  Please use your @UCDENVER.EDU email account.

-Publicly display student scores or grades with any personal identifiers such as student IDs, Social Security numbers, or computer user identifiers.

-Leave graded or scored papers out for public perusal, if a student identifier is on them.

-Share student information (includes student information recorded in any medium: handwriting, print, tapes, film, or electronic media) with colleagues, the student's parents, or academic officers without student written permission. If a faculty member or academic officer has a legitimate educational interest ("legitimate educational interest" is an educationally related purpose which has a directly identifiable educational relationship to the student and underlies the request) in that info, however, you can share that portion they need to use.


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The majority of faculty members in the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) have K-12 teaching or counseling experience, often in settings with members from diverse racial, language, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Those experiences have drawn them to this urban university and have shaped our organizational and moral commitment to respecting diversity and pursuing equity.  SEHD faculty believes that lives are forever changed with access to excellent education and quality mental health services.  As a public university, we are committed to increasing educational opportunities among underserved populations. 

The Denver metro area population, indeed the population in the state and nation, is rapidly becoming more racially, culturally and ethnically diverse.  It is our responsibility and commitment to prepare educators and counselors who represent diverse groups.  It is also our responsibility to prepare all educators and counselors to provide culturally responsive educational and mental health services for the increasing diversity of our society.   

Finally, diversity of action, research and viewpoints (ways of knowing and expressing knowledge) is fundamental in universities.  It is that diversity that keeps our democracy alive.  Diversity gives rise to new knowledge and new ways of thinking, a key function of a university. Thus, we believe that diversity is fundamental to the university and to our School. 

While the SEHD has had a focus on equity and diversity for a number of years, a majority of our former efforts focused on integration of related content into our programs, faculty recruitment and development, and to a lesser extent student recruitment but without a clear plan for retention. As a part of the SEHD school-wide plan to encourage attention to diversity and equity, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established in September 2012. 

In partnership with the SEHD Diversity Committee, the overall focus of the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been creating and building partnerships within the SEHD community to promote a climate of equity and enhance diversity and inclusiveness initiatives internally. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion also has collaborated with key school districts specifically as it relates to outreach, retention, and community engagement. Also, in collaboration with school, university and community partners, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion strategically incorporates best practices regarding recruitment and student success.

Finally, your support as a faculty member informs our strategic direction through formal and informal means (e.g. student surveys, student forums, and faculty feedback /input opportunities). By collaboratively addressing student access and success challenges, we are certain we can improve our chances of effectively addressing access and persistence barriers impacting all members of our SEHD community. 

In addition, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion also works with the Dean and Associate Deans to identify available and new sources for student funding, such as scholarships and assistantships, which may be integrated into the recruitment and retention process.  For more information, please contact Dr. Aswad Allen PhD, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Aswad.Allen@UCDenver.edu

Office of Outreach & Recruitment

The mission of the Office of Outreach & Recruitment (OOR) is to nurture positive relationships with prospective students, schools, organizations and the local community to attract diverse, highly-qualified applicants that best fit the pedagogy and mission of programs available within the School of Education & Human Development. We use the following activities to accomplish our goal


Recruitment Programs

OOR offers a variety of small and large events where staff, faculty, students and alumni can engage with prospective students. Events include all-school open houses, program information sessions, prospective studentwalk-in hours, online webinars, undergraduate/graduate fairs, and conferences. Specific dates are shared at the beginning of each school year at the fall staff/faculty retreat and will be posted on the SEHD Impact thereafter.


Outreach Programs

SEHD hosts and participates in outreach events to stimulate general interest in higher education and encourage high school and community college students to consider education and human development careers. ORO also sponsors many campus visitation programs for SEHD partner schools and pipeline programs (i.e. Pathways2Teaching and Pre-collegiate). Specific dates are shared at the beginning of each school year at the fall staff/faculty retreat and will be posted on the SEHD Impact thereafter.


Customer Service & Communications

Our admissions team provides reactive and proactive communication to individuals from inquiry to application. Student admissions ambassadors provide individualized responses to prospective students in a timely manner. In many instances, OOR partners with faculty and current students to support these efforts (i.e. admitted student call-a-thon). Faculty members should forward any prospective student contacts to EDUCATION@UCDENVER.EDU or 303-315-6300 and ORO team members would be happy to follow up and support each individual.

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, feel free to email the Manager of Recruitment and Outreach',Marlinda Hines at MARLINDA.HINES@UCDENVER.EDU.


The School of Education & Human Development expects all faculty members to demonstrate excellence in teaching and exemplify the best pedagogical practices.

Faculty members have responsibilities that extend beyond the 16-week semester.  The calendar below is a summary of faculty responsibilities for instruction based on a generic semester/term calendar.   



3 to 8 weeks before a semester begins

Work with program leader to verify course(s) meeting patterns, enrollment limits, and special classroom requirements (location, technology, blackboards, etc.); order texts and course packets.

Canvas faculty, ensure you have attended appropriate Canvas training.

1 to 4 weeks before the semester begins       

Work with program leader to maximize enrollments and minimize wait lists. Canvas faculty, ensure your course content is up-to-date.

1 week before the semester begins

Monitor enrollment, download class roster, and finalize syllabus. Canvas faculty, ensure your course is published so students can see it.  

Week 1

Hand out syllabus, review course policies, check attendance against class roster, review wait list procedures (exists for one week and faculty lack authority to override wait list priority)

Week 1                                   

Download prioritized wait list at end of first week

Week 2                                   

Download class roster again, identify students dropped from wait list, verify that all attending students are officially registered, and notify non-registered students of their status, use Schedule Adjustment Form to add students when space and pedagogy permit

Week 3                                   

Download official class roster after ‘census date’ (12th day of fall/spring or 8th day of summer), verify attending students are officially registered, and use Schedule Adjustment Form to add students when course policies allow

Week 3 to 15             

Meet course schedule, follow course policies, maintain office hours, return graded assignments in timely fashion, regularly communicate performance (including attendance and participation) and class standing to students

Week 7 to 9                           

Complete and return mid-semester grade report for new students

Week 9                                   

Communicate performance to students before 10th week drop deadline

Week 10                                 

Review FCQ request for additional course or department questions

Week 12                                 

Reiterate end of semester policies and format/time of final examination (optional)

Week 15                     

Administer FCQ course and instructor evaluation (required)

Week 16                                 

Administer final examination (optional) or meet class during scheduled final

Week 17                                 

Complete grading, determine student performance, sign and return grade sheets to division office by deadline

Weeks 20 to 23                     

Review FCQ evaluations
















Time Commitment to Instruction

Faculty in the School of Education & Human Development are expected to allocate an appropriate amount of time in order to create the best possible learning environment for students.  Time commitments extend beyond the scheduled classroom period to include office hours, appointments, class preparation, grading, one-on-one mentoring and tutoring, and clinical and field supervision.  Faculty are also expected to follow all School and University policies in the classroom.


Students are assigned faculty advisors upon admission to the program.  The student’s letter of admission identifies both the faculty and staff advisor. Students are instructed to contact their Academic Services staff advisor for information related to program plans of study, registration and degree information and to contact their faculty advisor for questions related to course curriculum and content. Please see Appendix D for Graduate Program Procedures.|Students are assigned faculty advisors upon admission to the program.  The student’s letter of admission identifies both the faculty and staff advisor. Students are instructed to contact their Academic Services staff advisor for information related to program plans of study, registration and degree information and to contact their faculty advisor for questions related to course curriculum and content. Please see Appendix D for Graduate Program Procedures.

Staff advisors are available between 8am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday, faculty advisors by appointment only.

Course Scheduling

Classes should promptly begin and end according to the meeting pattern established in the Schedule of Courses.  University holidays are observed as stated in the Academic Calendar.  Final examinations (optional) are to be administered according to the AHEC schedule posted in the Schedule of Courses.  Faculty who must miss scheduled classes because of professional obligations (meetings, presentations, etc.) should note dates on syllabus and make arrangements in advance to cover the missed instruction.  Faculty who must miss class due to illness or unplanned circumstances must notify Academic Services prior to class and, if at all possible, make arrangements to cover the scheduled class(es).  In the event that arrangements cannot be made to cover a class, students are notified by e-mail and posted signs of class cancellation.  Academic Services can assist you with these tasks.

Course Contact Hours

50 minutes = I hour.

A "contact hour" is measured by the amount of instructional time (direct contact) you spend with students during a semester. Contact time may be spent (for example) lecturing, supervising group activities, administering tests, or managing online discussions.|A "contact hour" is measured by the amount of instructional time (direct contact) you spend with students during a semester. Contact time may be spent (for example) lecturing, supervising group activities, administering tests, or managing online discussions.

You must spend a minimum of one contact hour (50 minutes) a week in instruction for every semester credit hour you teach, or 15 contact hours (750 minutes) per course credit hour.  For example, you must spend 3 contact hours (150 minutes) per week for a three hour course, or 45 hours (15 weeks x 3 contact hours) per semester.|You must spend a minimum of one contact hour (50 minutes) a week in instruction for every semester credit hour you teach, or 15 contact hours (750 minutes) per course credit hour.  For example, you must spend 3 contact hours (150 minutes) per week for a three hour course, or 45 hours (15 weeks x 3 contact hours) per semester.

Office Hours

There is no system-wide office hour policy for lecturers, only for full-time instructors. That said, student learning is improved via regular contact with their instructor. You are encouraged to regularly meet with your students, face-to-face or online as appropriate.

If you need an "office" to hold your office hours, you can use the Auraria Library's Faculty Reading and Research Room for student conferences, as well as for reading, computer services, and photocopying. It's on the 1st Floor of the library. You can also reserve a private study room by calling Library Reservations at 303-556-2805.

The SEHD also has space for use by lecturers.  Send an email to SEHDHELP@UCDENVER.EDU to book a room.  Please include your name, the day, time, expected duration, expected number of attendees, and the name of the meeting in your request.  If you require specific technology, please include that as well.                                                                                           

Class Location

The location of your course is available in the Faculty Center in UCD Access.  On-campus courses are courses offered through the regular SEHD registration process, and meet in classrooms on the Auraria campus.   Off-campus courses are Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) courses that are held off campus in places typically arranged by those who set up the courses. If you wish to hold a class in a different location or take a field trip, you MUST notify Academic Services.  For a list of building abbreviations, please visit: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/current-students/NonDegreePrograms/resources/Pages/building-abbreviations.aspx




Many program areas have copies of course syllabi that can assist new professors in course preparations. Contact the program representative if you need guidance in selecting course topics, texts, and reading materials. The campus syllabus policy statement is available on the Center for Faculty Development website here. The SEHD syllabus template is available here.


The SEHD requires instructors to provide detailed course information on or prior to the first day of class through a course syllabus.  Syllabi with detailed policies, procedures, and expectations provided at the beginning of the semester reduce ad hoc faculty decisions and promote good student-faculty communication.   


Faculty are encouraged to use a portion of the first class meeting to ensure students are familiar with the course objectives, content, grading and classroom policies.  For online courses, it is recommended that instructors provide online content that ensure students are familiar with the syllabus.  





A course syllabus in the School of Education & Human Development should contain the following information:

  1.  Course Overview and Course Information
    1. Campus location (Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus or other location) and Academic School/College
    2. Course title (official ISIS title), number, prefix, and section designation. Indicate if the course is part of the undergraduate core. See here for a listing of all core courses.
    3. Semester/term and year
    4. Class meeting day(s) and time(s)
    5. Catalog description and any additional information including requisites.
  2. Basic Instructor Information
    1. Instructor’s name (including co-instructors and/or teaching assistants)
    2. Instructor's office location (building and room #)
    3. Instructor’s contact information (phone number(s) and email address(es))
    4. Instructor's office hours and statement of availability (for face-to-face, hybrid and online courses)
  3.  Course Goals/Outcomes
    1. Overall learning objectives
    2. Major topics
    3. Rationale (instructor's statement relating course content to student's academic or professional growth, etc.)
    4. Evaluation

      1. Requirements (papers, oral reports, projects, quizzes, tests, final exams, etc.), including points, deliverables, and due dates
      2. Instructor's grading policy -- The course grading policies must be detailed so that students can derive their grade at any point during or after the semester.  The following information about grading policies should be included in your syllabus:
      3. Points (preferred) or assigned percentage for graded assignments
      4. Attendance and participation – The impact of attendance on evaluation and grades must be consistent with CU Denver policy and SEHD policies set by the Student Academic Appeals Committee (See Appendix F).  If participation is part of students’ grades, we recommend establishing explicit, objective standards for assigning participation grades.
      5. Plus/minus grading – or lack thereof
      6. Individual vs. group efforts on projects – Assessments involving group efforts must set clear expectations as to how individual students will be assigned grades on group projects.
      7. Late assignments – specify penalty, if any, imposed for late assignments 
      8. If the course is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students, differing outcomes, assignments requirements, and evaluation metrics for graduate students must be articulated to distinguish them from undergraduate outcomes, assignments, requirements, and metrics.
  4. Syllabus Revisions – In general, syllabi should not be changed once the semester begins, though unforeseen circumstances may lead to changes. Students should be notified in a timely manner in writing (via email/Canvas, etc.) of any changes to the syllabus.
  5. Course Procedures
    1. Materials (required as well as recommended texts, equipment, software, and supplies)
    2. Course calendar/schedule (may include appropriate links to CU Denver academic calendar)
    3. Course-related (and/or School/College-related) policies and procedures, (with appropriate links) such as attendance, late work, incompletes, communication, participation, notification of changes
    4. Research/library-related skills needed for successful completion of course.
    5. SEHD Incomplete Policy – See syllabus template in Appendix E for text
    6. University wide policies that are relevant to the syllabus:
      1. Student Code of Conduct
      2. Accommodations
      3. Academic Freedom
      4. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
      5. Attendance http://www.ucdenver.edu/faculty_staff/employees/policies/Policies%20Library/OAA/StudentAttendance.pdf
      6. Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures:
      7. Grade Appeal Policy http://www.ucdenver.edu/policy/Documents/Process-for-Grade-Issues.pdf


Entering Grades Into UCD Access

For a step-by-step guide on how to enter grades, follow this link: http://www.ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/Registrar-dev/faculty-staff/WebGrading/Documents/PostGrades.pdf

Posting Grades

The posting of grades by name or student number (even with name obscured) violates federal law under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and is strictly prohibited. No grade may be posted in a manner that would allow a student to learn another student’s grade. Graded papers may not be placed in a box or file cabinet for students to look through to find their own, unless those papers are sealed inside individual envelopes. It is acceptable -and encouraged- for students to supply the faculty member with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to return papers or other assignments. The best way is to post grades in our CANVAS online course system. Students can log in with their ID to see their grades. Call the CU Online Help Desk at 303-315-3700 for assistance/questions.

Grading is done online through the Faculty Center in UCD Access. If there is more than one instructor on record, only the Primary Instructor will be able to approve and submit the final grades however, the Secondary Instructor will be able to enter the grades. Complete your grading online through UCD Access:  https://portal.cusys.edu/UCDAccessFedAuthLogin.html. If you have questions, please contact the help line at 303-735-4357.

A Change of Record form is required to correct or update a student’s grade for a course, or to indicate the completion of coursework that allows an Incomplete to convert to a letter grade.  These forms are available in Academic Services (LSC 701).


Frequently Encountered Situations

1.Student asks for an incomplete grade to satisfy financial aid requirements.

Financial aid requires students to successfully complete a certain number of semester hours by the end of the semester. Grades of ‘I’, ‘W’, ‘NC’, and ‘F’ do not satisfy financial aid requirements. An Incomplete grade will not satisfy Financial Aid requirements.

2.Student asks for Incomplete to complete a course assignment.

In the absence of special circumstances, extending the semester for a student is a form of extra credit not allowed by School policies.

3.Student inquires as to what it will take to earn a grade of ‘X’ in course.

Students are responsible for knowing the passing grade, typically B- in their courses. Faculty should not encourage poorly performing students to stay in the course past the 10-week drop deadline as student performance rarely improves at the end of the semester. Regular communication of student performance during the semester is the best way to avoid this situation.

4.Student complains about grade after the semester is completed.

Faculty are encouraged to regularly communicate grade information to students during the semester to minimize student complaints. Faculty should meet with students to evaluate the nature of the complaint. Faculty grading mistakes are easily handled with the Change of Record Form. Otherwise, the student should be referred to the Academic Services for the Academic Appeal Process procedure.

Campus Closure

Faculty cannot insist that students make up a class when the campus is closed due to inclement weather. An additional class session may be scheduled only if all students in the class agree without coercion to meet. No students can be penalized in any way for failure to attend an additional class meeting.

Information on campus closures can be found at:

-1-877-INFO-070 (or 1-877-463-6070)

-Recorded updates on the Auraria line 303-556-2401

-Website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/alerts/Pages/default.aspx

-E-mail sent to all @ucdenver e-mail addresses from “Emergency”

-Info provided to local radio and television stations

-Students, faculty and staff can participate in the Emergency Notification System text and voice messaging service provided through Rave.  Register NOW at http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz/about/location/Police/Emergency_Management/Pages/Emergency%20Alert.aspx.

CU Denver Honor Code

As members of the CU Denver community, students are expected to uphold University standards, which include abiding by state, civil, and criminal laws and all University policies and standards of conduct. These standards assist in promoting a safe and welcoming community.  The full UCD Student Code of Conduct can be found at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/standards/students/Pages/default.aspx.

SEHD Honor Code

See Appendix C.

Student Handbooks

Each program has a student handbook describing policies and procedures. Specific information regarding grading, course requirements, academic performance, etc., is detailed in the handbook. Please become familiar with the policies and procedures that relate to your program area so that you are sharing correct information with students. Program handbooks are available online.

Drop/Add Deadlines

Students must follow the academic calendar found at:

Academic Record Confidentiality

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 99) is referred to as FERPA, or the Buckley Amendment, and grants to students rights, privileges and protections with respect to their educational records maintained by the faculty, division, School and campus. Please refer to the following link for more information: http://www.ucdenver.edu/policy/Pages/PrivacyPolicy.aspx

Returning Student Papers

It is preferred that faculty return papers to students directly.  It is acceptable to ask students for an addressed, stamped envelope to return papers after the end of the semester and/or course.  Any student papers that are left in Academic Services for student pick-up must be in a sealed envelope with the student name clearly marked.

International Students

The number of international students in classes at CU Denver is small but growing.  International students come to CU Denver from all over the world. Resources for international students and faculty can be found at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/InternationalPrograms/OIA/Pages/default.aspx


1.Student claims to be an international student, but faculty are not sure.The Admissions Office typically assigns student numbers beginning with an 800 (800, 801, or 802) to international students. However, international students may have a real social security number for a student number, and an 800 student number does not guarantee international student status. International student status (Y/N), visa type, and citizenship can be verified by Academic Services.

2.International student asks for special accommodations based on limited English skills.The language of instruction at CU Denver is English. International students must meet English proficiency standards to gain admission to the School. Some international students may have limited classroom English skills. Faculty should contact the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at (303) 315-2230 for international students with severely limited English skills. At the discretion of faculty, the following accommodations are acceptable in SEHD: use of dictionary at all times (including examinations) and extra time for in-class examinations.

3.International students work in groups for all assignments.International students seek academic support and often work together. Through course syllabus and discussion of class policies, faculty should emphasize when an individual effort is required. Faculty should establish written guidelines for all students for group and individual efforts on graded assignments.

Students with Disabilities

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to providing reasonable accommodation and access to programs and services to students with disabilities. CU Denver strives to comply with the portions of the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) dealing with students.

The Disability Resources and Services Office (DRSO) serve the needs of the diverse community of students with disabilities attending UCD. For information, please contact the DRSO by phone at (303) 315-3510, email DISABILITYRESOURCES@UCDENVER.EDU or go to 1201 Larimer Street (Student Commons Building, Suite 2116).

You may also visit their website at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/disability-resources-services/about-office/Pages/about-the-office.aspx

Dealing with Distressed or Disruptive Students

For faculty resources and assistance, please visit the following link: http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/standards/faculty-and-staff/Pages/default.aspx

Student Complaints (and How to Avoid Them)

Based on experiences from associate deans, chairs, faculty, members of the Student

Academic Appeals Committee, and Academic Services staff, following is a prioritized list of student complaints involving faculty and suggestions on how to avoid them.

The first five complaints happen with some frequency. While student complaints at the end of the list happen less frequently, those that do occur are often difficult to resolve.

Faculty Won’t Communicate Grade Information and Course Standing to Student

-Establish detailed grading policies on course syllabus      

-Routinely communicate grades and class standing on all graded assignments – include attendance and class participation if part of course grade     

-Regularly provide student grades in compliance with FERPA policies      

-Assign approximate grade or class standing after mid-term and before 10th week drop deadline      

-Do not encourage students to continue course past 10th week deadline if performance is poor 

Faculty Won’t Communicate with Student

-Provide information to students for scheduling an appointment

-Give students your e-mail address and encourage electronic communication

-Return phone calls and e-mail messages promptly - preferably within 24 hours

-Avoid giving students your home phone

-Avoid calling students at their home unless they have left their home phone number on a message, and avoid calling a student after 10pm 

Student Complains about Course Grade

-Detail grading policies on syllabus

-State grading policies clearly

-Establish consistent grading policies across sections in a multi-section classKeep defensible attendance and class participation records

-Return graded materials in a timely fashionRegularly provide grades in compliance with FERPA

-Meet and listen to students who inquire about their grades

-If necessary, refer student to division Chair or Associate Dean

-If necessary, refer student to SEHD Academic Services for formal grade appeal procedures.  

Faculty Won’t Award Incomplete grade (I)

-State SEHD incomplete policy on syllabus

-Do not award incomplete grade without verified special circumstances

-Never award an incomplete for low grades or for a student who must retake the entire class

-Refer upset student to Associate Dean for academic options 

Faculty Didn’t Inform Student They Were Dropped from Wait List or Not Registered

-Realize students and faculty share responsibility for accurate registration. Students who are attending your class MUST be registered.

-Review class rosters from UCD Access and check them against students in the class

-At 1st, 3rd and 5th weeks of semester, notify students when they are participating but not registered 

Faculty Don’t Adhere to FCQ Guidelines (end of semester course/instructor evaluation)

-Follow directions supplied with Faculty Course Questionnaires

-Avoid any possible faculty connection to administration or collection of FCQs

-Seek a student volunteer to administer, collect, and deliver FCQs to Academic Services 

Faculty Ignore Wait Lists When Adding Students to Class

-Review wait list in UCD Access at end of first week of classes

-Do not tell students on the wait list they will be automatically added to the class –responsibility for registration rests with the student

-Recognize that students high on the wait list priority (low priority number) will be upset/concerned if other students are allowed in the class ahead of them 

Faculty Humiliate Students in Class

-Never resort to faculty misconduct in response to student misconduct

-Avoid using power of instructor to intimidate students

-State UCD campus policy on behavior and conduct on syllabus

-Never harass, threaten, demean, humiliate, or talk down to students

-Keep conversations about individual student performance private

-Immediately inform your Program Representative and the SEHD Associate Dean of student misconduct  

Faculty Miss Class (no substitute) or are Late to Class/Examination

-Honor commitment to meet every class

-Start examinations on time

-Arrange, if possible, for another instructor to take over class in case of absence

-If faculty absence is unavoidable, be flexible on required attendance policies for Students

-Contact Academic Services for assistance in notifying students – sign on door, email 

Faculty Are Charged With Sexual Harassment

-Familiarize yourself with UCD policies on sexual harassment - Ombuds Office http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/OmbudsOffice/Pages/OmbudsOffice.aspx/

-Keep all faculty-student relationships at the highest professional level

-Avoid suggestive language/jokes that can be considered sexual harassment

-Refer all cases of alleged sexual harassment to Ombuds Office in CU 107P, 303-556-4493 

Discrimination Complaints

The University Non-discrimination Policy can be found at the following link: https://www.cu.edu/regents/Policies/Policy10A.htm.
If you wish to report discrimination or need additional information, contact EEO/AA Compliance Officer Karey Duarte at 303.724.9694 or email her at KAREY.DUARTE@UCDENVER.EDU.

Resolving Conflicts/Disputes

The Ombuds Office is a resource available to all members of the University community. It is an independent source that will provide informal, confidential and neutral services to members of the university community in resolving conflicts, complaints, and disputes. 

Downtown Denver Campus - 303.315.0046



Location: Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1003

Phone: 303.315.0046

Visit the website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/OmbudsOffice/Pages/OmbudsOffice.aspx/


Policies Relating to Sexual Harassment and Amorous Relationships

Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures: 

Amorous Relationships: 

Personal Safety and Crime Prevention

In case of an on-campus emergency or immediate safety hazard, call 911 from any campus phone. For non-emergency police assistance, call Auraria Public Safety at 303-724-4444.

Personal safety and crime prevention are the responsibility of everyone on campus. The more information you have about these subjects, the less likely that you will become a victim of crime. Help the University Police Department keep you safe. Take advantage of the many training and crime prevention resources that are available.

For resources and information on crime statistics, personal safety and crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and other services provided, please visit the Police Department website at http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz/about/location/Police/Pages/default.aspx.

Lock up your valuables! Every office should have a locking cabinet or drawer for valuables.

If you are on campus late and would like to be escorted to your car, call Auraria Public Safety at 303-556-3271. An officer will meet you at the building entrance and escort you.


The kitchens are for the use of all School of Education & Human Development faculty and staff. All efforts to keep this area clean are appreciated. Please do not leave dirty dishes in the kitchens, if you need to soak your dishes, please keep them in your office while doing so. The refrigerator is emptied of all unlabeled food on a regular basis. Anyone who uses the refrigerator is requested to take an occasional turn cleaning the kitchen. Please do not encourage students to use the kitchens. There is a café as well as vending machines and a microwave, located on the first floor of the Lawrence Street Center for student use. Each SEHD kitchen on the 6th, 7th and 11th floors have a carpet sweeper for use between vacuuming. Please make sure to return the sweeper to the kitchen when you are finished.

Because our space is extremely limited, it is important that we respect shared classroom/meeting areas and our colleagues who may have meetings directly following our own.  In all SEHD spaces, the meeting facilitator is responsible for leaving rooms as they were found.  Food and drink may not be left in a room and tables should be wiped down.  Housekeeping will only empty the trash receptacles.  If a caterer is contracted, the meeting coordinator is to ensure timely pick up of leftovers and dishes.  Clean-up is NOT a staff responsibility. |Because our space is extremely limited, it is important that we respect shared classroom/meeting areas and our colleagues who may have meetings directly following our own.  In all SEHD spaces, the meeting facilitator is responsible for leaving rooms as they were found.  Food and drink may not be left in a room and tables should be wiped down.  Housekeeping will only empty the trash receptacles.  If a caterer is contracted, the meeting coordinator is to ensure timely pick up of leftovers and dishes.  Clean-up is NOT a staff responsibility.

If during an event the carpet is soiled to the point that cleaning is necessary, charges for the cleaning will be transferred to the account of the program/area that reserved the space.

Copyright – Guidelines for Fair Use

Staff and student workers in Academic Services must follow University copyright guidelines.  At no time will a staff or student worker violate copyright.  Please see the guidelines below and please refrain from asking staff or student workers to violate copyright.  The best way to avoid copyright infringement is to use E-Reserves through the Auraria Library.  Academic Services will be happy to assist you in finding alternative avenues for making materials available to your students.

Guidelines For Photocopies: Copyright Law Compliance Guidelines

Affects both Electronic Reserve AND traditional paper reserves AND copies made by Academic Services:

-We cannot accept more than one chapter from any one book (or 10% of the entire book, whichever is less), or more than one article from any one issue of a journal.

-All photocopies must have complete bibliographic citations typed or legibly printed on the top page or on a cover page preceding the article. Journal articles often have this information already printed on them. If they do not, please add the citation.

-Bibliographic citations must be included on Reserve Request form. A typed reading list or bibliography with complete citation information will be accepted in lieu of filling out the form.

-For book chapters, please provide a complete citation for the source or include a photocopy of the title page of the book from which the chapter is copied. 


Course Reserves

The Reserves/Audio-Video Media Services Desk at Auraria Library provides convenient access to required reading materials selected by the faculty. Reserves allow many students to equally share class assigned readings. The Reserve collection includes books, articles, audio and video tapes, educational kits and other items which are required for class assignments.

Electronic Reserves is a service available at the Auraria Library that allows students to access course materials via the Internet. Readings selected by faculty are scanned and stored online, usually as PDF files, and can be viewed and printed by registered students who attend any of the three institutions on campus.  All materials, print and electronic, in the Reserve collection are accessible on the Reserves/Audio-Video Media Web pages via the Docutek E-Res software. Electronic reserves are available 24/7, but hard copy items can only be checked out usually for only 2 hours, although some may be designated for 1 day and 3 day checkout. Also, video materials may only be checked out for 4 hours in library use.

Reserves/Audio-Video Media Services also provides regular and reserve circulation services for the Library’s non-print collections, which include videotapes, audiotapes, film, DVD, and related material. While faculty may borrow A/V materials for in-class use, generally these materials, if needed by students, are expected to be used in Reserves/Audio-Video Media Services with the equipment made available for this purpose.

Electronic Reserve must meet the following conditions:

-High quality originals are required for best scanning results.

-8.5 x 11 paper (no books or pamphlets).

-Paper clipped (No staples, please!)

-A limit of 15 items will be accepted for placement on E-reserve per course, per semester. If you submit more than 15 items, please prioritize in date needed order. Staff will process first 15 items and then will process the rest of the request based on date needed by order.

-A limit of 50 pages per item will be enforced.

-Limits on staff time and scanner capability require us to make this restriction in order to be fair to all faculty requesting items to be scanned for E-reserve.


Contact Mozhdeh Safari-Parizi, Rick Simons or Cindy Martinez; or send an email to RESERVES@UCDENVER.EDU.

Electronic Reserves Forms

All request forms are available in electronic format (fillable PDFs) and in print at the Reserves/Audio-Video Media Services Desk at the library.

Choose the form that’s right for you:

-Reserves Request form

The library has a new online form for requesting items to be placed on Course Reserves. Please feel free to submit feedback on this new form by sending an email to Reserves. Paper forms may still be used and are available at the Ask Us Desk in the library.

-Video Booking Request form

Advanced booking of videos/DVD's for classroom presentation. Twenty four (24) hours advanced notice is required.

-Video Guide

Contains information on who can check out videos.


You will not be able to file this form via the Internet. Rather, the fillable form will enable you to fill out the form, and print it out - all on your local computer. You must print out the form, sign it, when required, and bring it to the Reserves/Audio-Video Media Service Desk at the Auraria Library.

To make use of all of the features of this fillable form, you should use version 5 or above of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download a copy of Acrobat Reader from Adobe.


There are fax machines in the workrooms on the 6th (605) and 11th (1132) floors, and in Academic Services in LSC 701. Dialing out on the fax machine is the same as using any other campus phone line. For on-campus faxes, dial only the campus extension (last 5 digits of the phone number); for off-campus faxes, dial “9” and the ten digit number. When sending a fax long-distance, a long-distance code is also required.

If you do not know your long-distance code, contact Daisy.Salazar@ucdenver.edu.

Scanning Documents

All SEHD copiers are equipped with scanning functions.

Guest Speakers/Visiting Lecturers

The School of Education & Human Development does NOT offer guest speaker fees. Any compensation offered for class speakers is the responsibility of the professor. It is possible to obtain a free parking permit for guest speakers. Academic Services can assist you in ordering a parking pass at least 7 days in advance, given your speaker’s name and date of attendance.

Contact the Tech Team if you would like to coordinate a remote guest speaker with online video conferencing at SEHDHELP@UCDENVER.EDU.

Scheduling SEHD Rooms

Send an email to SEHDROOMS@UCDENVER.EDU to book a room.  Please include your name, the day, time, expected duration, expected number of attendees, and the name of the meeting in your request.  If you require specific technology, please include that as well.


Parking Lots

  • There are also parking lots on campus (not limited to staff/faculty) where you can park for a daily fee. The daily fee lot closest to the Lawrence Street Center is the Tivoli Parking Garage located at the corner of 9th Street and Auraria Parkway where parking is offered for an hourly rate or $6.25 max daily fee. Auraria campus also offers the Parking Passport program which is a pre-paid parking option that allows daily parking in most campus lots at 10 a discounted rate and provides in and out privileges. The Parking Passport is available for a semester purchase or on an annual basis and options begin at $170. For more details please contact the Parking & Transportation Services office at (303) 556-2000 or visit their website. To view a campus parking map with all available lots and parking rates, visit: http://www.ahec.edu/about-auraria-campus/maps/.

Other parking options include 2 hr. parking meters on Lawrence Street and 14th Street. Keep your sense of humor and give yourself plenty of time to search for an open spot.

Parking and Transportation Services is located on the first floor of the 7th Street Parking Garage. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday while classes are in session. Phone calls are taken from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call (303) 556-2000 for hours during break periods.

Campus Accessible Shuttles: Is an accessible escort service available to those is the campus community with a disability. The service is available (during semesters) from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Call 303-556-2001 to schedule a ride.

Motorist Assistance Program: Parking personnel will jump-start dead batteries and assist in fixing flat tires. Jumper cables, tire tools, water and gasoline cans are also available at no cost to Parking customers. Call (303) 556-2000.

NightRider: For your safety, Auraria Parking and Campus Police Division offer an evening escort service to take students, faculty and staff from any campus building to any Auraria parking lot. The service is available year around from dusk to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Call (303) 556-2001 to schedule a ride. Escort service is available at other times from Campus Police at (303) 556-5000.

Shuttle Bus Service: This service provides the Downtown Denver Campus with shuttle service to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus. The designated bus stops for pick up and drop off are: In front of Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus (south side) and in front of the main entrance to the Lawrence Street Center Building. The buses leave hourly from each campus. There is no charge for this bus service; just show the driver your campus ID. If you have questions with regard to the bus service, please contact the manager of Parking and Transportation at (303) 724-0049.


Campus and Personal Safety


DIAL 303-556-5000

The University of Colorado Denver Campus is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Emergency Information

The university provides emergency-related information, as appropriate, on a toll-free phone line, 1-877-INFO-070 (or 1-877-463-6070); online at www.ucdenver.edu/alert; and via the Rave emergency notification tool. Students, faculty and staff can register for this free text and voice messaging service at http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz/about/location/Police/Emergency_Management/Pages/Emergency%20Alert.aspx.


Communication plays a critical role before, during and after any emergency or disaster. The university has partnered with Rave Wireless to provide an emergency notification text and voice-message system capable of delivering messages directly to you should conditions develop on or near our locations that pose a threat of imminent danger.

To Login or Register for the University of Colorado Denver Emergency Notification System, visit http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz/about/location/Police/Emergency_Management/Pages/Emergency%20Alert.aspx

Note that your cellular phone provider may charge a per-text message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to your cell phone. Therefore, we encourage you to log into your Rave account to confirm your contact information and choose your notification preferences. Within Rave you may add additional e-mail addresses, pager numbers, mobile numbers and landline numbers for text and/or voice alerting.

Safety Videos

Safety videos found at the link below offer a description of each video, its running time and the target audience. They are available for viewing at https://www.ahec.edu/for-campus-faculty-staff/emergency-preparedness/safety-resources/.

Auraria Campus Emergency Procedures

For information on campus emergency procedures please visit: http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/Pages/Safety.aspx


Appendix A: Syllabus Template







Appendix B: Online Faculty Orientation

You can access courses by signing into the UCD Portal, clicking on CU Resources and then select the NavBar icon at the top right of the page. Afterwards, you will click on CU Resources>Training>Start SkillSoft and then enter the names of the courses in the search bar.

The following courses will enhance your teaching and provide an overview of the resources and policies of CU Denver. Topices covered include technical support for computing; instructional support; student and faculty resources and policies, an in-depth look at assessment, and Disabilities Services and Resources and ADA.

  • CU: New Faculty Orientation-CU Denver
  • CU: Assessment and Instructional Alignment
  • CU: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Appendix C: SEHD Honor Code

School of Education & Human Development Student Honor Code

The School of Education & Human Development is committed to the Honor Code of the University of Colorado Denver. A university's reputation is built on a standing tradition of excellence and scholastic integrity. As members of the CU Denver academic community, faculty and students accept the responsibility to maintain the highest standards of intellectual honesty and ethical conduct in completing all forms of academic work and internships associated with the University.

SEHD Student Honor Code
Education at CU Denver is conducted under the honor system. All students entering an academic program should have developed the qualities of honesty and integrity, and each student should apply these principles to his or her academic and subsequent professional career. All students are expected to achieve a level of maturity which is reflected by appropriate conduct at all times. The type of conduct which violates the School of Education & Human Developments Student Honor Code may include but is not limited to the following:

Academic Dishonesty

< >Plagiarism CheatingFabrication, falsification and deceptionMultiple submissionsMisuse of academic materialsComplicityIntoxicationUnprofessionalism  Disruptive or disorderly conduct or any violation of the Student Code of Conduct1.Word-for-word copying of another person's ideas or words.

2.The mosaic (the interspersing of one’s own words here and there while, in essence, copying another's work).

3.The paraphrase (the rewriting of another’s work, yet still using their fundamental idea or theory).

4.Fabrication of references (inventing or counterfeiting sources).

5.Submission of another’s work as one's own.

6.Neglecting quotation marks on material that is otherwise acknowledged.


Acknowledgment is not necessary when the material used is common knowledge.



Cheating involves the possession, communication, or use of information, materials, notes, study aids or other devices not authorized by the instructor in an academic exercise, or communication with another person during such an exercise. Some examples of cheating include:

1.Copying from another's paper or receiving unauthorized assistance from another during an academic exercise or in the submission of academic material;

2.Using any electronic, or digital, or technological or other device when its use has been disallowed;

3.Collaborating with another student or students during an academic exercise without the consent of the instructor.


Fabrication, Falsification and Deception

Fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information, e.g., creating results not obtained in a study or research. Falsification, on the other hand, involves deliberately altering or changing results to suit one’s needs in an experiment or other academic exercise. Deception is providing false information or knowingly withholding information.


Multiple Submissions

This is the submission of academic work for which academic credit has already been earned, when such submission is made without instructor authorization.


Misuse of Academic Materials

The misuse of academic materials includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Stealing or destroying library or reference materials or computer programs; Stealing or destroying another student’s notes or materials, or having such materials in one’s possession without the owner’s permission;Receiving assistance in locating or using sources of information in an assignment when such assistance has been forbidden by the instructor;Illegitimate possession, disposition, or use of examinations or answer keys to examinations.Unauthorized alteration, forgery, or falsification;Unauthorized sale or purchase of examinations, papers, or assignments.


All proceedings concerned with academic dishonesty are confidential to the extent permitted by law.

A student accused of academic dishonesty has the right to: admit to the charges and accept the penalty imposed by the instructor. If the student admits to the charges, the faculty member will invoke an appropriate penalty, which could include the issuance of a failing grade in the course. If the faculty member believes further action is warranted, then the faculty member may request a hearing of the Academic Ethics Committee, which will determine if further action is necessary;dispute the charges or the penalty by following the Student Academic Appeal process.

A faculty member who suspects that a student may be guilty of academic dishonesty should react quickly. S/he should gather as much evidence as possible as rapidly as possible: e.g. gathering names of and impressions from potential witnesses, listing potential references that may have been plagiarized, or retaining any hard copies of evidence, such as "cheat sheets" or tests that might have been copied and/or copied from. S/he should commit as many details of the incident to writing as quickly as possible as details regarding an incident can be quickly forgotten. When a faculty member has evidence suggesting that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty, the student should be confronted with the evidence at a meeting, preferably held in the faculty member's office within five (5) working days of the discovery of the alleged incident. After the meeting described above, the faculty member should determine the appropriate penalty for the act of dishonesty. This penalty, as determined by the faculty member, may be a failing or zero grade for the assignment in question or a failing grade in the course. The penalty should be consistent with any information published in the faculty member's syllabus. If the faculty member feels that issuance of a failing grade is an insufficient penalty, then the faculty member may request a formal meeting the Associate Dean over SEHD academic program.After determining the appropriate penalty, the faculty member should present the student with a written letter describing the alleged violation. Copies of this letter should be given to the student’s faculty advisor, the Associate Dean of academic programs and a copy should be place in the student’s file housed within the Student Services Center.This letter must include: a detailed description of the incident that resulted in the allegation of academic dishonesty; a statement of the penalty that will be imposed on the student; attachment: The SEHD Student Academic Appeal Process