Morning Grind with the CLTR

Please come join CLTR staff and Colgate colleagues for some coffee and conversation about teaching and learning. The Grind sessions are a bit "open mic" in spirit, and don't tend to have topics identified in advance...but the conversation is always interesting. You can come anytime and stay for as long as you'd like.  

Spring 2023 Morning Grind dates are:

  • February 10, 2023 in McGregory Hall 101A from 8 - 9:30 a.m.
  • March 2, 2023 in McGregory Hall 101A from 8 - 9:30 a.m.
  • April 5, 2023 in McGregory Hall 101A from 8 - 9:30 a.m.

Pedagogical Partnership Program

(Spring 2023 Pilot)
The CLTR - in collaboration with Colgate faculty - has explored the possibility of piloting a pedagogical partnership program. Given interest and positive feedback, we will be conducting a pilot during the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Our efforts are informed by similar programs originally developed at BrynMawr College by Allison Cook-Sather, that included student consultants as partners in the classroom. This original work in the SaLT (Students as Learners and Teachers) program, focused on connecting students, faculty and staff in various forms of co-creation and co-learning.

During the Fall 2022 semester, our student partners will be participating in a training course to assist in preparing them for partnership roles with faculty members in the Spring 2023 semester. We will also be engaged in outreach to faculty members who are interested in exploring pedagogical partnership, and possibly participating in the pilot. Below are links to documents providing more information about the program. Please reach out to with any questions you might have.

CLTR Pedagogical Partnership (Faculty Overview)

CLTR Pedagogical Partnership (Student Overview)

CLTR Pedagogical Partnership (Student Training Course)


Teaching Tables

Teaching Tables represent more structured and moderated conversations around specific topics that are brought to the CLTR from faculty, students and staff. 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

Spring 2023

Supporting Students in Distress

3 February 2023
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Case-Geyer 560 (lunch provided)

Please join us for this event facilitated by our colleagues in Counseling & Psychological Services. The “Working with Students in Distress Workshop” is designed to help faculty respond to students with mental health difficulties. It is our experience that faculty want to help students when they are in distress, but they sometimes struggle with the right words and best approaches. The workshop will provide some insights into the mental health struggles of Colgate students and provide practical skills to help faculty navigate challenging interactions. Mental health counselors will discuss the signs of mental health concerns, offer suggestions for what to do in these difficult situations, and teach referral strategies to act when a student is struggling.

To help us plan for an appropriate amount of food, we kindly ask you to register for the event.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of College Writing

7 February 2023
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Case-Geyer 560 (lunch provided)

Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown so considerably over the past several years that AI systems can now read and write in nearly any language, as well as decode and respond to increasingly complex questions. Now widely available, these text-based AI tools are becoming sophisticated enough to generate prose that arguably meets some expectations of many college writing assignments. Recently introduced tools like chatGPT have created curiosity and concern among faculty, leading to a wide range of questions. What does the availability of such tools suggest about the future of writing in the disciplines? What are the ethical implications, including for how we define academic honesty and plagiarism? Can AI be used in positive ways to enhance writing and learning? Please join us for conversation about the ways in which AI may be changing the landscape of college writing assignments, and how faculty at Colgate are thinking about emerging questions.

For advance reading - AI and the Future of Undergraduate Writing (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

To help us plan for an appropriate amount of food, we kindly ask you to register for the event.



Reading Groups

In follow up to interest expressed during New Faculty Orientation, the CLTR will be facilitating a reading group in the Spring 2023 semester using James Lang's book, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. This will be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, share ideas and potentially implement some small changes in your teaching. All faculty are welcome to participate, so please contact the CLTR ( if you would like a copy of the book.>

We invite you to attend any or all of the conversations below:

Friday, 17 February (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) in McGregory 101A - Part 1 (Chp. 1-3)
Friday, 24 February (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) in McGregory 101A - Part 2 (Chp. 4-6)
Friday, 3 March (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) in McGregory 101A - Part 3 (Chp. 7-9)

Lunch will be provided and we kindly ask you to register for the sessions you’d like to attend so we can order an appropriate amount of food. (Register here).

Teaching and Learning 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.