Center for Teaching and Learning

Learning Communities

Faculty and professional learning community participants sitting around a table engaged in discussion.What are learning communities?

Learning communities are small groups of faculty, instructors, staff educators, and graduate students in teaching and learning leadership roles, and instructional librarians who are actively engaged in learning more about a current teaching and learning topic.  They are characterized by the exploration of innovative materials and practices, peer collaboration, community building and networking, and a shared interest in enhancing student learning.

CTL learning communities take place each quarter.  They are quarter-long groups of 6-12 people who meet weekly for 60-90 minutes at a time. Each learning communities is facilitated by CTL staff and affiliated faculty who are knowledgeable about the topic. Topics change each quarter, so check back before each quarter for a list of new offerings.

More Information

Learn more about our approach past topics by visiting our Learning Communities FAQ page, or contact our Program Manager, Christine Sugatan at