Center for Teaching and Learning

Learning Communities

Call for Learning Community topics and facilitators

Looking for ways to get involved?  Do you have a teaching and learning topic that would engage a group of colleagues?  If so, consider facilitating a Learning Community (LC).

LCs bring together faculty members, graduate students, librarians, and staff educators for a series of meetings on like-minded topics.  Dynamic conversations, resources, and opportunities to share issues and ideas are just a few of the things that participants walk away with.

Past LC topics have included:

  • “Helping Students Learn from Student Peers”
  • “Engaging Students in Large Classes: High Tech and Low Tech Strategies”
  • “Reframing the Practice of Teaching: Including and Engaging All Students”
  • “Engaging the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”
  • “Designing and Teaching Your Own Course”
  • “Instructional Design: Models that Work for Learners”
  • “Teaching and Diversity:  Exploring Critical Pedagogies”

Learning Community information

Below are guidelines for facilitators and participants, developed by CTL in response to faculty, graduate student, and staff educator feedback.

Pending department approval, eligible facilitators will be compensated for their work at the conclusion of their Learning Community.

Submitting a topic

Proposed topics should consider the following:

  • Does this topic align with CTL’s work?
  • How will this topic contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning?
  • Do I have experience, resources, data, or articles to start the conversation prior to participant input?

Submit topic HERE


Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Christine Sugatan, CTL’s project manager, will contact you regarding your proposal.  If your proposal is accepted, a planning meeting will be scheduled with the project manager and a CTL instructional consultant.

To learn more, visit the LCs FAQ page.  For questions, contact Christine Sugatan at