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NLCC 2018: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended


Submission Extended Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 

The National Learning Communities Conference 2018

Conference Theme: Great Expectations


Best Practices. Assessment. Student Success. Administration. Research. Living/Learning Communities.

Proposal Form: https://goo.gl/forms/RC2lA9f8bQtaIwIG3

Conference Information: Nov. 8-10, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel Bay City-River Front, Bay City, MI

Hosted by Delta College. Questions: Contact Betheen Glady-Teschendorf at betheengladyteschend@delta.edu

Registration Opens August 2018. Find out more about pricing, speakers, and more at: www.facebook.com/nlcc.consortium/


Miami University Associate Director Position Announcement

Miami University, in Oxford, OH, is recruiting for an Associate Director of Residence Life.  This person is responsible for oversight of the departmental initiatives related to diversity, academic, and large scale departmental initiatives. There are over 30 residential Living Learning Communities coordinated by the Office of Residence Life and the person who fills this position will be charged with spearheading these initiatives. Like all members of the Office of Residence Life, the Associate Director is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of students by providing services and programs focusing on the learning outcomes for the Office of Residence Life. The department serves over 8,000 residents, and includes 250+ student RAs and 40+ professional staff. This position is a live-out position and reports to the Director of Residence Life. More information can be found at: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=5308&job=associate-director

CFP for ACLC Retreat 2018

Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for the 18th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities (ACLC) Curriculum Planning Retreat, to be held Oct. 17-19, 2018 in West Hartford, CT. This year’s theme is “Building Sustainable Learning Communities.” More information about the ACLC and the retreat can be found at http://tinyurl.com/aclcs-org.

We look forward to receiving your workshop proposal and to seeing you at the retreat!

Brad Hollingshead and Terry Novak

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with an Equity Mindset: National Institute

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with an Equity Mindset: National Institute

August 6-10, 2018
Rainbow Lodge
North Bend, WA

Space is limited. Apply Now!



This institute is designed for educators from two- and four- year institutions, including faculty from graduate programs, technical programs, basic skills, general education, liberal arts, allied health, and STEM fields.  The aim is to develop our capacity to understand and improve student learning opportunities within all teaching contexts by:

  • Using critically conscious, self-aware, and collaborative practices of inquiry;
  • Challenging inequities while recognizing the community cultural wealth of all students; and
  • Engaging in systematic scholarly investigation and analysis of learning (SoTL).

Creating a more equitable learning environment is no small task, but it can be achieved in small steps that have large and lasting consequences. The scholarship of teaching and learning can be a vehicle towards accomplishing this goal. This Institute brings together the idea of inquiry as stance, with concepts of how we build more equitable teaching environments and how we develop better understanding of the learning landscape.

The institute is designed to help you:

  • Learn how to use an equity framework;
  • Build the capacity to conduct classroom inquiry;
  • Prepare to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Come to a better understanding of your students and their cultural assets;
  • Work collaboratively to build a community of practice;
  • Develop and refine an inquiry project to pursue in your classroom practice; and
  • Engage with resource faculty who will support your journey.

This residential institute provides participants with a carefully coordinated mix of plenaries, workshops, and focused work time for developing an inquiry that examines, improves, and supports what happens in the classroom. Experienced educators will facilitate small and large group sessions and work directly with participants to develop inquiry projects.

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Assistant Professor for the Dept. of First-Year and Transition Studies: Kennesaw State U.

Kennesaw State University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies. Applications will be accepted until March 30.

To view the position announcement and submit an application, please visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4907

To learn more about KSU’s Department of First-Year and Transition Studies, please see http://uc.kennesaw.edu/fyts/index.php

The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies in home to KSU’s Learning Communities Program.

Cheers to All,

Cathy Bradford

Director, Learning Communities

102 Willingham Hall, MD 2402

Department of First-Year and Transition Studies University College Kennesaw State University



Position Announcement: Coordinator of Learning Communities, Northern IL U

Northern Illinois University is looking for a new Coordinator of Learning Communities, which will include oversight of living learning communities and themed learning communities.  Please pass the posting along:


Coordinator of Learning Communities – employment.niu.edu


Coordinator of Learning Communities. Clery Act Information. N.I.U. provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as …

This position will report to me.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Renique Kersh, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Engaged Learning

Director, Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning

Faculty Associate, Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning

100 Altgeld Hall | DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-8152 | rkersh@niu.edu


Position Announcement: Assistant Director for Living-Learning Programs.

The University of Richmond is seeking an Assistant Director within our living-learning programs.

The Assistant Director position is an integral team member within the Office of Living-Learning and Roadmap Programs. They will work directly with and manage key signature University programs – Roadmap to Success, Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR), The Richmond Endeavor, and other living-learning programs.

Interested candidates can learn more about the position, as well as apply online at: https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1458

We will begin to review applications on March 5, 2018. I will also be attending both the First-Year Experience Conference in San Antonio (February 10-13) and The Placement Exchange in Philadelphia (March 1-3), and would be willing to meet with interested candidates.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond is among only 1 percent of institutions in the U.S. with both a “need-blind” admission policy and a guarantee to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.


Andrew Gurka

Director, Living-Learning & Roadmap Programs

University of Richmond | Division of Student Development

agurka@richmond.edu  | (804) 287-1238

roadmap.richmond.edu | livinglearning.richmond.edu

Webinar Proposals – Learning Communities Association

The Learning Community Associations is accepting webinar proposals.

·        faculty development and workshop ideas

·        program planning

·        evaluating problems in the LC; for instance, how to address social bonding that may create negative experiences in the classroom

·        would like to hear more about the ways institutions have applied what has come from research
training and supporting peer leaders

·        use of common reading texts in LCs

Submit a webinar proposal

For more information please contact:
Dr. Jennifer Leptien, Interim Director of Learning Communities at Iowa State University

Professional Development Committee Chair for the Learning Communities Association

NLCC 2018: Call for Proposals

The National Learning Communities Conference 2018
Conference Theme: Great Expectations
Submission Deadline: April 13, 2018 

Best Practices
Student Success
Living/Learning Communities 

Conference Information: Nov. 8-10, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel Bay City-River Front, Bay City, MI
Hosted by Delta College. Questions? Contact Betheen Glady-Teschendorf at betheengladyteschend@delta.edu

LCFS Course now registering for Spring 2018

Registration is now open for the spring sessions of the Learning Communities Faculty Scholars (LCFS) online course. Offered by the Learning Communities Program at Kennesaw State University, this six-week professional 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.

Because demand was high last spring, we are pleased to offer two spring sections this year: March 14 – April 25, 2018, OR April 18 – May 30, 2018. Choose the section that best fits your schedule.

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 for Learning-Centered Teaching, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Kennesaw State University

Offices: University College Room 117 (FYTS) and 3211 Campus Loop Road (CETL)
Phone: (470) 578-6147
Mail: 430 Bartow Ave, MD#2402, Kennesaw, GA 30144