While Denison has irregularly offered Queer Studies courses in the past, we are now attempting to launch a wholly new, comprehensive, self-sustaining Queer Studies Program, with the support of faculty who have never taught or formally studied Queer Studies. Last year, through the generosity of the Provost's Office and a New Directions Initiative Grant, a group of nine Denison faculty attended the California Institute of Integral Studies conference, "Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies" (February 25-28, 2010) to learn strategies for developing and sustaining the program. This year, as Phase II of our plan to develop a Queer Studies curriculum, we plan to equip a significant portion of our faculty to teach the core courses in the curriculum on an every-other year rotation. We propose to prepare this incredibly diverse group of faculty, representing every division of the college, by offering a summer reading seminar in which, over a ten-week intensive Summer Symposium, Queer Studies faculty will read and discuss together the primary texts for both of the core classes, as well as strategies for pedagogy. This will train a range faculty to teach those classes, as well as providing us with a shared understanding of the materials and a clear sense of the intellectual programmatic structure. We plan to propose Phase III, a conference on Queer Studies for the larger GLCA community, next year.