Read a teaching-focused book with the CTL. 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 anyone interested, including faculty, teaching professors, lecturers, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff

Spring 2023

This fall semester, join CTL Professional Development Lead Preston Cumming alongside instructors of all levels to read and discuss the author's Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis book The New College Classroom. During this time, we will have discussion of the text as well as ways we can apply this understanding in our own classrooms and university lives.

The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from January 25th to March 8th, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time. You can choose to join this book club in-person in the CASE building, or remotely via Zoom. 

*Space will be limited to the first 15 participants. We will collect a wait list for additional interest.

Register for Book Club

Purchase the book from the Boulder Book Store or directly through the publisher. If you would like to attend and cannot afford the text, please reach out to Preston at for assistance. 

What the latest science of learning tells us about inspiring, effective, and inclusive teaching at the college level.

College instruction is stuck in the past. If a time traveler from a century ago arrived on today’s campuses, they would recognize only too well the listlessness of the lecture hall and the awkward silence of the seminar room. Yet we know how to do better. Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, two of the world’s foremost innovators in higher education, turn to the latest research and methods to show how teachers at every kind of institution can help students become independent, creative, and active learners.

Participants can receive credit toward the CTL's graduate and postdoctoral scholar teaching certificates or mirco-credentials. Contact for details.