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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 for Racial Equity

(This learning community is a continuation of the Antiracist Teaching faculty learning community.) Join with colleagues in this faculty learning community to learn about and share innovative practices that bring racial equity to your teaching. Goals for the group will be established by participants, and participants will take ownership over some of the curriculum and facilitation, with the support of CELT colleagues. Together, we will explore concepts related to antiracist teaching, plan to integrate these practices into our work, and receive feedback on current challenges. We will meet once per month for 90 minutes through the fall semester and may continue beyond depending on the needs of the group.

Third Tuesday of the month (Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19), 10-11:30 AM, Zoom

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.

Past Learning Communities

Past Learning Communities Funded by the Davis Foundation Grant

Other Past Learning Communities

*Supported by a grant received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.