Morning Grind with the CLTR

The Center will continue our casual Morning Grinds this Spring. The Grind is an unscripted place to have conversations with faculty and staff across campus about teaching and learning. Bring your questions, ideas, and experiences and share them with us.

Spring 2021 Morning Grind dates are:

  • Friday, January 29
  • Thursday, February 11
  • Tuesday, March 2
  • Wednesday, April 7

Time: 8:00-9:30 a.m. / Zoom Link:

Reading Groups

This year has been one filled with distractions and disruptions of all manner and size. What better way to reestablish connections and find ways to maintain our happiness, than by joining the CLTR’s Spring Reading Group? We’ll be kicking off the Spring 2021 semester with a reading of James Lang’s new book, Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It. Participants will receive a copy of the book, and have the opportunity to connect for some spirited conversation. Please use the Google form linked below to sign up, and we’ll follow up with additional details. Reading Group Sign-up

Teaching Tables

We will also continue Colgate’s time honored Teaching Tables this semester. Tables represent more structured and moderated conversations around specific topics that are brought to the CLTR from you. If you have a teaching need, wish to explore a new technique, want to hear from a faculty panel on a specific topic, etc. just let us know. You propose the topic and perhaps suggested presenters and we do all the work to set things up. To suggest an idea please email

Gradescope Pilot

In response to faculty interest, staff in the Learning and Applied Innovation (LAI) group in ITS, in collaboration with the CLTR, will be facilitating a pilot to explore the use of Gradescope during the Spring 2021 semester. To learn more about Gradescope and to participate in the pilot please take a look at the description here.

Preparing for Remote Teaching Workshops

Colleagues in the Learning and Applied Innovation (LAI) group in ITS will be facilitating a series of workshops to assist faculty with workshops to support remote teaching. A full list of sessions can be found on the workshop calendar page.

Task Force for Remote Learning

The Task Force for Remote Learning is charged with developing new ways to support faculty as we continue, in whole or in part, in remote instruction. Please find additional information and support for your courses this semester on the Task Force for Remote Learning website.