The Open CoLab coordinates and facilitates a number of development opportunities for PSU faculty and staff. The programs listed on this page may change as applications close and new opportunities emerge. If you have an idea for a new program and would like to collaborate with us, please be in contact!

If you are a student looking to get involved with the CoLab, check out our Student Affiliates program. 

Cluster Pedagogy Learning Community

The CPLC is a grassroots faculty and staff effort to develop coherence and community around “cluster pedagogy.

Reflective Practice (Faculty)

The CoLab supports small groups of PSU faculty who come together regularly in standing groups to reflect on teaching practice. If you would like to participate in an RP group, please contact us.

Intersectionality Talks

Intersectionality Talks is a new digital speaker series at Plymouth State University that features intersectional work on literature and culture..

All events are free and open to the public via Zoom

OER Grants

These grants compensate faculty for the time in takes to adopt an open textbook to replace a commercial textbook, or review the open textbook of their choice.

Applications are now open

ACE 4-Week Workshop

This 4-week workshop is aimed at faculty, and walks through the ACE Framework with the goal of helping instructors design their fall courses so that they are responsive to the uncertain and rapidly changing landscape around the pandemic.


Ambassadors for Career Education

The ACE program provides faculty and staff with resources, informed practices, and knowledge about incorporating career readiness into their curriculum.

This program is a collaboration with the Career Development Office.

Applications are now open.


USNH Wikipedia Project

Faculty participating in this training will learn how to create and/or add reliable, up-to-date research to existing Wikipedia articles related to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Applications are now open


Teaching Squares

Partner with other PSU faculty for peer-to-peer teaching observations and reflection.

Reflective Practice (Staff)

Starting Fall 2021, the CoLab is supporting a reflective practice opportunity for PSU staff to come together and talk about the work, community, and support of staff.

CoLab Cred

Track and be recognized for your participation in CoLab professional development programming .

Staff Learning Community

The PSU Staff Learning Community is a grass-roots group committed to meaningful professional development, staff empowerment and recognition, and a workplace culture of inclusion and positivity.

#RealCollege Virtual Journey Cohort

Join a group of other PSU faculty/staff for month discussion about the #RealCollege Virtual Journey.

CoLab Affiliates

CoLab Affiliates are PSU faculty and staff who are partnering with us to offer specific programming or support for teaching and learning to the larger community.

Applications are now open

Digital Pedagogy Lab

DPL is an international professional development gathering for educators committed to critical digital pedagogy. This summer, DPL is in Denver, Colorado and PSU is sending a cohort at a discounted rate.


P2PU New Hampshire OER Circle

This program was a gathering of educators and librarians from around NH who want to learn about Open Educational Resources together. They met virtually, once a week, via Zoom to discuss OER practices and approaches