Resources for Lecturers

Resources for Lecturers

The History Deparment is so fortunate to have such a large pool of knowledgable lecturers. However, with so many moving parts it can be difficult to stay in front of sharing all of the necessary training information, university updates, and best practices. This page serves as our lecturers' landing page for instructions and procedures.

Onboarding Instructions 

Welcome aboard, whether it's your first or fifth semester with us! Lecturers will be provided with office space from which to work and hold office hours. To obtain your office key, please email Tabitha Fitzpatrick. She will arrange the key transfer and paperwork. All staff must have a university ID card. Photos for these cards are taken at the beginning of each semester in the Tivoli Student Union. Parking on campus is tricky at times. Parking fees can be paid digitally using the Passport Parking App. The prices of the parking lots and decks fluctuate if there is an event at the Pepsi Center or the Bronco's Stadium. In order to avoid being charged these price increases, register your license plate tag with Facilities Managment. All employees can also purchase an RTD Eco Pass/ Bus Pass. For more information please click here.

Syllabus Procedures

Every course in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) must have a course syllabus distributed to students the first class meeting. This policy applies to courses that meet on campus, courses that meet off campus, and all online courses.

A faculty member is bound by the​​​ terms of their syllabus. If a faculty member revises a course syllabus for any reason, the faculty member must, in a timely way, notify students in writing of the changes. The faculty member must give students sufficient time to prepare new assignments. In any reasonable disagreement with a student, the administration is obligated to resolve omissions and confusing provisions in the student’s favor. Faculty who take extra time to develop a detailed syllabus will minimize miscommunication with students throughout the semester.  We encourage all facutly to visit the University's Center for Faculty Development for resources around teaching and designing your syllabi.

See also the University's campus syllabus policy​,  Handling Academic Dishonesty, and Disability Information for Faculty.

  • Course information to include the department, course number, course title, and semester, catalog description, and core course or GT Pathways designation.
  • Instructor information to include name, office hours, phone numbers, email address, etc.
  • Course prerequisites: this must be consistent with the UC Denver Catalog description. Required and optional course materials including texts, workbooks, outlines etc.
  • Department Learning Outcomes: 
    • Textual analysis. Analyze texts of a variety of types, distinguishing the various philosophical, historical, and/or literary elements.
    • Interpretive skills. Engage with texts to develop supported meaningful readings.
    • Context awareness. Identify the cultural, historical, and intellectual influences on a text.
    • Ethical thinking. Recognize various ethical situations and ideas, and distinguish viable ethical positions from simple opinions or self-interest.

Additional Core Course Learning Outcomes  (HIST 1361, HIST 1362, HIST 1381, HIST 1400, HIST 3121, HIST 3345, HIST 3349, HIST 4032) 

  • Detailed grading policies: weighting, scale, late penalties, specific attendance/participation requirements if any, whether you use +/- grading or not, tentative schedule of topics, and fixed exam dates (these cannot change unless campus is closed.)
  • Course Schedule: The schedule should include the tentative sequence of course topics, the preparations or readings, and the assignments due.
  • Goals and objectives of the course: must be consistent with department and campus assessment policies.
  • Students with Disabilities: Include information regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities. (See Disability Accommodations below)
  • Student Code of Conduct: Include a reference to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Academic ethics policies: define plagiarism for your course, state your policies regarding penalties, further sanctions you will seek. Outline the consequences.
  • Drop deadlines: must coincide with Official Academic calendar and syllabus policies distributed each term by. 
  • CLAS Dean’s Office Expected effort of the student: what you think the time commitment will be and what students should expect in the way of time for the course.
  • Student success: Provide suggestions or strategies students might use to be successful in the course.
  • Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways Information: (see GT Pathways below) 
    • Only required for HIST 1361, HIST 1381, HIST 1382, and HIST 1400
    • Can be directly copied and pasted into syllabus
  • CLAS Incomplete policy.
  • Class pedagogies: delivery format, electronic support, etc.
  • Classroom policies: cell phones, computers, eating, discussion protocols, behavior expectations, penalties for violating classroom policies.

Faculty in the University of Colorado system have both a legal and moral obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to students who must be absent from classes because of religious holidays. Faculty are expected to develop course-consistent accommodations for students who miss class or graded assignments in order to observe religious holidays. Faculty are encouraged to:

1) Avoid examinations during major religious holidays;

2) Ask students to privately identify all course conflicts at the beginning of the semester.

The faculty at the University of Colorado system have both a legal and moral obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. To be eligible for accommodations, students must be registered with the UC Denver Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS) – Student Commons 2116; 303-315-3510). The DRS staff has experience to assist faculty in determining reasonable accommodations and to coordinate these accommodations.

If a student is given accommodations, they must be followed. If a student chooses not to accept the accommodations set forth by the DRS, they MUST complete all assignments and do all course work in the same manner as all other students. No exceptions or alternate forms of evaluation can be used except those mandated by the DRS. Faculty cannot arbitrarily decide to give a student extra time, extra assistance or other forms of aid unless it is formally mandated by the DRS.

Disability and Access Statement

Student Services and Calendar Information

GT Pathways Insert (for HIST 1361, 1362, 1381, 1400)