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20th Annual National Summer Institute on Learning Communities

Applications are available for Washington Center at The Evergreen State College

20th Annual National Summer Institute on Learning Communities

July 9-12, 2018

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to:

  • Propose, create, or expand a learning community
  • Strengthen campus partnerships
  • Enrich Guided Pathways
  • Enhance residential learning
  • Cultivate equity mindsets

1st review of applications is March 1, 2018 – Space is limited

Secure your team’s spot in the country’s best boot camp for learning communities!

Cost: $1,375.00 per person which includes on-campus housing, all meals starting with Monday dinner through Thursday dinner (except Wednesday dinner when teams have a night off), and all workshops, concurrent sessions and plenaries.

Team size: 5-10 people


Brenda Orzino, on behalf of Washington Center

Program Coordinator, Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education

The Evergreen State College

Phone: 360.867.6602

Fax: 360.867.6662

Email: orzinob@evergreen.edu

Email: washcenter@evergreen.edu


LC Faculty Scholars Online Course--Fall Session

Registration is now open for the fall session (August 30 - October 11) of the Learning Communities Faculty Scholars (LCFS) course! Offered by the Learning Communities Program at Kennesaw State University, this six-week online faculty development course allows you to dive deeper into the literature on teaching and learning, integrative assignments, SoTL, and more, while applying this information to your work in learning communities.

The course requires about 2-3 hours per week, and each week can be completed asynchronously to fit your schedule. This is a great opportunity to engage in dialogue with learning communities instructors and administrators around the country!

For pricing, testimonials, registration, and more information, see the website at www.tinyurl.com/LCFScourse or email me at hsteiner@kennesaw.edu. We hope you'll join us!


Hillary Hettinger Steiner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of First-Year and Transition Studies

Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Kennesaw State University

Join the Learning Communities Association!

Dear Learning Communities Faculty, Administrators, and Staff,

I wish to personally welcome and invite you to join the Learning Communities Association (LCA). Joining is easy and free. Simply visit our webpage at http://www.lcassociation.org/membership.html and click the “Register here” link.

This new association will provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators to work towards increasing student success by developing more effective learning communities and continuously striving to improve them. The LCA will provide a platform for greater participation for those who wish to become involved in advancing learning communities. We plan to collaborate with the many organizations that have contributed to the excellent work being done with learning communities including the Washington Center at the Evergreen State College, the National Learning Communities Conference, and each of the state/regional consortia, so we can all benefit and advance learning communities on our individual campuses and for all stakeholders.

We are in the process of developing learning communities webinars for members of the LCA. We also hope to organize regional gatherings for members and to offer virtual meetings, so we can facilitate networking opportunities. Visit our webpage at http://www.lcassociation.org for more information about our plans and to learn about the association. The LCA e-mail address is: LearningCommunitiesAssociation@gmail.com

Our primary goal is to ensure student success through learning communities. We also want to serve as a strong voice that advocates for learning communities throughout higher education while simultaneously promoting research and professional development. The LCA needs your input and involvement so that we can continue advancing the benefits of learning communities.



Juan Carlos Huerta, Ph.D.

President, Learning Communities Association

LCRP ejournal Volume 4, Issue 2 now available

Volume 4, Issue 2 of Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP), the open-access peer-reviewed e-journal dedicated to LCs, is now available.

The journal can be accessed on the web at http://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/

You can also get to the journal from the home page of the Washington Center website.

We welcome submissions from faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students involved with higher education learning communities. LCRP is published twice a year in May and November. Submission deadlines are January 15 and July 15. The submission deadline for Volume 5, Issue 1 is January 15, 2017. If you are interested in submitting an article, you may want to review the Instructions to Authors.

You can send inquiries, ideas, and comments to us at lcrpjournal@evergreen.edu.

We are pleased to host this continuing forum for learning community practitioners.

2017 Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat

Dear Colleagues:

The 2017 Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat will be held from Oct. 18-20 in West Hartford, CT. Please consider submitting a workshop proposal. The Call for Workshop Proposals is attached. Information about the retreat can be found at www.wagner.edu/aclc

Sharing of the CFP is encouraged and appreciated!
ACLC Call for Workshop Proposals 2017--Final


Terry Novak