Center for Teaching and Learning

Learning Communities

CTL’s Learning Community (LC) program is on hiatus for the 2017/2018 academic year.  The program is being restructured and will resume in 2018/2019.  

Calls for LC topics and facilitators will be announced.

Learning Communities 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.

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).

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

Submitting a topic

Proposed topics should consider the following:

  • 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?

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”


LC proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If your proposal is accepted, Christine Sugatan (CTL Program Administrator) will contact you to schedule a planning meeting.

To learn more, visit our LC FAQ page.  For questions, contact Christine Sugatan at