Center for Teaching, Learning and Design Supporting excellence in teaching and learning at MSU DenverMetropolitan State University of Denver faculty members are invited to join the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design’s Peer Associate program. The program is designed to develop additional expertise across campus for teaching-related ideas and support. Peer Associates receive a stipend and work together for one semester to develop collegial relationships, learn about teaching resources at MSU Denver, and develop their own teaching expertise.

Goal and expectation   

Peer Associates identify their own teaching-related topic to explore during the semester and share their insights and expertise with the CTLD and other Associates across disciplines. Peer Associates become experts in “all things CTLD” to address the noted resource knowledge gap and bring awareness of resources back to the faculty in their departments.  

Time commitment 

Peer associates meet approximately every three weeks during one semester as a small cross-disciplinary learning community. The time commitment is roughly equivalent to a 1-credit course for one semester in which peer associates receive a $1,000 stipend.


“I have nothing but great things to say about this program and my experience! I met faculty I would never have otherwise met and learned with and from them. Hearing what other colleges and departments are doing to enhance the learning environment for students is helpful to developing improvement ideas for my own teaching.” - Shawn Tebben, Accounting

“I would encourage my colleagues to not only attend, but pick a topic that you have been struggling with, see/hear about a reoccurring need that has not been addressed, or have an interest in.” – Garrett Chism, Health Professions 

See more details and participant insights on the Peer Associates program webpage.