Propose a Learning Community for Fall 2015
The Learning Community Program is now soliciting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Online PROPOSAL (for both new and continuing learning communities) is now available:
NEW and CONTINUING Learning Communities, Download RFP (pdf)
Download RFP(doc), Microsoft Office copy of the Proposal
Will your Learning Community have a residential component? Provide additional information by downloading this page(pdf)
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Learning community proposals should clearly reflect the learning outcomes of the departments and colleges/schools represented. The University takes a broad view of what constitutes a learning community. Regardless of structure, the literature confirms that the most effective Learning Communities address the following:
- having clearly delineated academic and social goals,
- involving faculty and academic staff,
- having the support of the responsible administrative unit(s),
- having a well thought-out plan to achieve both the academic and social goals.
- having a well-thought out plan to assess the achievement of the stated goals.
In keeping with best practice in Learning Communities, the main criteria for funding will be:
- Programs that demonstrate quality of intended learning outcomes and the means for achieving them.
- Programs that demonstrate quality and comprehensiveness of the assessment plan.
- Programs that demonstrate an integrated and well-defined plan for the role of Peer Mentors in achieving the intended learning outcomes.
- Programs that demonstrate a plan for sustainability.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Cooper at (313) 577-2254 or firstname.lastname@example.org