The CTL sponsors a range of programs that enable educators to make sustained inquiries into teaching and learning. These programs bring educators together from across campus in order to foster the exchange of ideas and practices. Unless otherwise stated, CTL programs are free and open to all CU Boulder faculty, teaching professors, lecturers, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff.

Anti-Racism Canvas Course

This self-paced Canvas course includes a series of resources, reflection questions, and exercises designed to engage participants in creating equitable spaces for learning and development. The course is open to open to anyone interested, including graduate studentsfacultypostdocs, and staff

Book Club

Read a teaching-focused book with the CTL and instructors across campus. Book clubs typically meet weekly and discuss the text as well as ways we can apply this understanding in our own classrooms and lives. Book clubs are open to open to anyone interested, including faculty, teaching professors, lecturers, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff

Canvas Grading Faculty Working Group

This fall, the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and Office of Information Technology (OIT) will facilitate a Canvas Grading Faculty Working Group to (1) develop guidelines for student-centered grading practices in Canvas and (2) identify the resources faculty need to implement these practices in their courses. This is part of the BUS (Buff Undergraduate Success) initiative, which broadly aims to promote the success of all CU undergraduate students.

Center for Teaching & Learning and ASSETT Faculty Fellows

Faculty fellows will attend a seminar and engage with a cohort of colleagues around teaching topics such as course design, active learning, inclusive teaching, teaching assessments, teaching with technology and other topics of interest.

CTL Learning Assessment Micro-Grants

Apply for a CTL Learning Assessment Micro-Grant to use assessment strategies and results for learning improvement in a course or set of courses.

Fall Intensive

The Fall Intensive is an annual workshop series designed to support educators at the outset of the academic year. Workshops are designed to help you teach at CU Boulder, provide opportunities for professional development in postsecondary education, and explore nonacademic jobs.

Graduate Certificates

The Center for Teaching & Learning offers two certificates and one credential in college teaching and future faculty development for graduate students on the CU Boulder campus. These certificates are open to graduate students and postdocs

Grants & Awards

Browse a list of teaching grants and awards offered by entities across CU Boulder and the University of Colorado System.

Inclusive Community of Practice (ICoP)

During the academic year, the Inclusive Community of Practice (ICoP) provides a monthly meeting space and inclusivity network email list to share best practices and create new knowledge on topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, and human interaction. 

Innovating Large Courses Initiative

The Innovating Large Courses Initiative is focused on supporting academic units to create sustainable change for learning in large courses at CU Boulder. The initiative aims to improve student success in these courses through team-based efforts and cross-campus collaboration.

Lead Graduate Student Fellowship

Through the Lead Graduate Student Fellowship program (Lead Network), the CTL supports discipline-specific teacher training activities in seven schools and colleges and in over 45 graduate programs on the Boulder campus. 


CTL micro-credentials offer CU Boulder instructors opportunities to engage in sustained inquiry and skill-building around a teaching topic. Micro-credentials are open to tenured and tenure-track facultyinstructors of all levels, lecturerspostdoctoral scholarsgraduate students, and teaching staff.

Online Teaching Community of Practice

During the academic year, the Online Teaching Community of Practice (OCoP) provides a monthly meeting space to share best practices and create new knowledge. 


The Pilot for In-Load Online Teaching (PILOT) is a two-year program that aims to improve student success by supporting academic units in creating a transformational change for online, remote, and hybrid teaching and learning at CU Boulder. PILOT seeks to leverage online, remote, and hybrid modalities to create sustainable change that aligns with pedagogical excellence, research-based practices, and course and program objectives, while at the same time providing options for the academic unit, college, or university to conceptualize and evaluate these modalities as part of overall teaching excellence.

Semesterly Site Visit

Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow pursuing a Future Faculty Development Certificate through the CTL? Are you just looking to find more networking opportunities across the state of Colorado? If so, then join faculty and staff from various universities for a chance to learn about a different post-secondary institution and practice for future job interviews. We will have 15 spaces each semester – first come, first served. 

Transforming Your Research into Teaching Workshop Series

This is a 7-session workshop series designed to expose you to the basic elements of course design.  Over the course of this workshop, you will design a course based on your current area of research interest.   This workshop series is open to MFAs, PhDs, and Post-docs from any academic discipline.  We will work slowly, one aspect of the course at a time, to allow you to fully develop your ideas and not detract unnecessarily from your research goals.  At the end of the workshop you will present your course to the group and design a full course syllabus.