As I reflect on the last two years, I have very positive feelings about the launch of our campus center. We started in an unusual way, somewhat of a grassroots. Some of this is captured in a recent paper that I co-authored in PODSPEAKS, a publication of the pod network. The paper is a collection of ideas, advice, and experiences across a group of faculty developers who have been involved in Starting a Center for Teaching and Learning. In a future post, I would like to expand on this journey as a way to inspire others, and reflect more on the deeper elements of how a Center evolves and becomes part (or not) of a campus context/culture.