President’s Teaching Scholars retreat to Heller Center

On Sept. 25, more than 30 CU President’s Teaching Scholars will converge on the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities at UCCS for a fall retreat.

This event marks the first time the retreat will be conducted at UCCS and it is one of the first functions to make use of the renovated facility. A campus open house is scheduled for Oct. 6.

The President’s Teaching Scholars program was established in 1989 and is designed to honor faculty who excel in their teaching, creative work, scholarship, and research. The candidates chosen from the three CU campuses are named not only for their exceptional performance in the past but for promise in improving education and exploring its possibilities.

The annual fall retreat is the kickoff to a year of establishing and developing projects to enhance teaching and learning. The teaching scholars explore methods to integrate creativity, research and new techniques into teaching and mentoring.

The Heller Center is located on a 35-acre property adjacent to the UCCS main campus. Dorothy Heller donated the property to the university in 1999 for the purpose of honoring her husband, artist Lawrence Heller, and establishing an environment for young artists to blossom and grow.

For more information on the President’s Teaching Scholars program, visit

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