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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 for more information.

Current Learning Communities

Teaching Courses on Race, Class, Gender, Identity, and Power

This is an interdisciplinary group of faculty members who teach courses that center difficult topics including, but not limited to race, class, and gender. Members of this community read relevant scholarship, and share experiences and practices in an effort to support each other as they navigate the challenges that come with teaching these courses.

Large Lecture Consortium

The Large Lecture consortium is an interdisciplinary faculty community composed of faculty who teach classes of over 70 students. Members of the consortium share experiences and strategies for enhancing learning for students in their large classes. Some sessions feature host speakers who facilitate discussions on topics of interest to the group.

Faculty Learning Community on Teaching Strategies

This interdisciplinary learning community is composed of faculty who have participated in one or more of CELT’s programs. Facilitated by the members of the group, it offers an opportunity to discuss teaching strategies with peers, hear from others about new ideas to enhance student learning, read articles about teaching and learning, and explore other areas of interest.

Past Learning Communities