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.

Applications for the third year of the program are now open.

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

Reflective Practice

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.

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


#RealCollege Virtual Journey Cohort

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

Staff Learning Community

The SLC is an emergent, community-driven initiative established to improve the culture and processes at PSU. Sign-up for the Spring 2020 launch of the SLC is now available.

CoLab Faculty Affiliates

Faculty Affiliates is a new faculty mentorship and development program. Selected faculty will serve as mentors to their peer colleagues around topics related to teaching and learning.

Online Onboarding

The online onboarding program provides faculty who teach online an opportunity to investigate and integrate online teaching practices into their own courses.

No application is necessary to participate in this program.

In Development

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.


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


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