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Learning Communities

A learning community is an intentionally formed group that seeks to support and advance the learning of each of its members on a selected topic or topics (Lening et al., 2013, p. 7). In an attempt to facilitate and support the advancement of teaching at WVU, the Teaching and Learning Commons is planning several learning communities.

Reference
Lening, O. T., Hill, D. M., Saunders, K. P., Solan, A., & Stokes, A.. (2013.) Powerful learning outcomes: A guide to developing student, faculty, and professional learning communities to improve student success and organizational effectiveness. Stylus: Sterling, VA.

Learning Community Features
Effective Teaching Based on the ACUE Framework 

Tentative Dates: 2019–2020
Target Audience: Instructors at any of the WVU campuses (Morgantown, Beckley, Keyser, Charleston)
  • In addition to monthly meetings, 2-3 hours per week will be required to complete the online modules that are part of the ACUE framework.
  • Participants who complete 25 modules, including the reflection, will receive a certificate from the American Council on Education
  • Topics and strategies are controlled by the ACUE framework
  • Effective Teaching Based on the ACUE Framework 

    Tentative Dates: 2019–2020
    Target Audience: Adjunct instructors who are teaching online
  • In addition to monthly meetings, 2-3 hours per week will be required to complete the online modules that are part of the ACUE framework.
  • Participants who complete 25 modules, including the reflection, will receive a certificate from the American Council on Education
  • Topics and strategies are controlled by the ACUE framework
  • Effective Teaching Based on the ACUE Framework 

    Tentative Dates: 2019–2020
    Target Audience: Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • In addition to monthly meetings, 2-3 hours per week will be required to complete the online modules that are part of the ACUE framework.
  • Participants who complete 25 modules, including the reflection, will receive a certificate from the American Council on Education
  • Topics and strategies are controlled by the ACUE framework
  • STEM

    Contact: Stephanie Young
    304-293-9492
    Stephanie.Young@mail.wvu.edu

    Tentative Dates: Begins in Spring 2020
    Target Audience: Faculty members in Science (including Health Sciences), Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Requires 1-hour monthly meetings throughout the academic year
  • Topics and strategies are flexible and will be driven by the needs of the faculty
  • Teaching Large Classes

    Contact: Catherine Mezera
    304-293-5727
    Catherine.Mezera@mail.wvu.edu

    Tentative Dates: Begins in Fall 2019
    Target Audience: Faculty members from any discipline, including the Health Sciences
  • Requires 1-hour monthly meetings throughout the academic year
  • Topics and strategies are flexible and will be driven by the needs of the faculty
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