CC100/CC120 courses offer faculty the opportunity to explore new frontiers in teaching and research. They are spaces that foster and encourage innovative instruction marked by inspiration, risk-taking, novel approaches, flexibility, and responsiveness. A seminar could be the opportunity to teach a developing topic, or a familiar topic from a new perspective. A seminar might also be a pilot for the development of a new course, it could lead to a book, or it could be a way to involve undergraduates as a group in some aspect of a professor’s research program. In addition to teaching responsibilities, CC100/CC120 faculty also participate in a Common Reading discussion with their students during New Student Orientation.