Propose a Learning Community for Fall 2013
The Learning Community Program is now soliciting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application process includes pre-proposal and full proposal steps.
On-line PRE-PROPOSALS (for both new and continuing learning communities) is now closed: DEADLINE was January 7, 2013
On-line Full PROPOSALS (for both new and continuing learning communities) are now available:
Here for NEW Learning Communities
Here for CONTINUING Learning Communities
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