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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 Online Teaching Based on the ACUE Framework

Tentative Dates: Fall 2020 Courses (September-November) and Spring 2021 Courses (February-April)
Target Audience: All instructors including full-time, part-time, and graduate teaching assistants at any of the WVU campuses (Morgantown, Beckley, Keyser, and 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 4 courses consisting of 25 modules, including reflections, will receive a certificate from the American Council on Education
  • Topics and strategies are controlled by the ACUE framework
  • Humanities

    Contact: Alyssa Beall
    Alyssa.Beall@mail.wvu.edu

    Tentative Dates: Spring 2021
    Target Audience: Faculty members in Humanities disciplines
  • 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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  • STEM

    Contact: Stephanie Young
    Stephanie.Young@mail.wvu.edu

    Dates: 2020-2021 Academic Year
    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
    Catherine.Mezera@mail.wvu.edu

    Dates: 2020-2021 Academic Year
    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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