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What are Learning Communities?

These are self-directed interdisciplinary groups of up to 12 faculty who meet over the course of a year (with a schedule they determine). They learn together from the literature, other universities, experts on these topics, and connect to their personal experience.

Drawing upon the appropriate resources for each community, we hope for the groups to be self-directed and reflective, to consider how to make changes in their own teaching, and through that process capture useful principles and best practices to share with other faculty. Each group will have a small budget to buy books, invite local experts, and share meals. This will be a great opportunity to get to know some of your colleagues well and to share in meaningful conversation.

We invite faculty interested in joining or initiating a learning community focused on teaching to contact Annie Soisson for more information.

Current Learning Communities

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Research on Mindfulness has demonstrated benefits to student health and learning by using these practices in class.  Join a community of like-minded faculty who will explore the literature and best practices to bring Mindfulness to your classroom.

 

Past Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities Funded by the Davis Foundation Grant