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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/


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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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

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


2017-2019 Research Seminar on Residential Learning Communities

The Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University is pleased to announce the 2017-2019 Research Seminar on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice, led by Mimi Benjamin (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Jody Jessup-Anger (Marquette University), Shannon Lundeen (Elon University), and Cara McFadden (Elon University). This three-summer research seminar facilitates multi-institutional research on types of Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) using a mixed-methods approach to conduct qualitative and quantitative research. We invite interested scholars and practitioners, regardless of discipline, to apply to join a multi-institutional cohort of researchers collaborating to investigate evidence-based, high-quality RLCs.

The research seminar will support multi-institutional research addressing and surrounding this theme over two academic calendar years, with three one-week summer meetings on the Elon University campus. Participants will collaborate on active research over the entire period. These multi-institutional collaborations will enable larger scale studies and explorations of the impact of different institutional contexts.

  • June 25-30, 2017: Participants will meet on Elon’s campus to collaboratively develop and plan multi-institutional research projects to be conducted throughout the following year at the participants’ own institutions. Participants’ research will build on existing literature, and multi-institutional research teams will develop both shared inquiry questions and interventions to use in formative and summative evaluation. Participants will be active researchers over the course of the seminar, and the Center will provide support for learning scholarship of teaching and learning research methods that extend participants’ disciplinary research experience.
  • June 17-22, 2018: Participants will meet to collaboratively analyze data, share their initial multi-institutional results, and plan a more sharply focused research agenda for the research cohort for year two, using data gathered the first year to help develop that agenda.
  • June 16-21, 2019: Participants will reconvene to share their year two results, to plan continuations of their work, and to host a conference on the seminar theme.

Elon University will provide lodging in residence halls and meals for seminar participants during the seminar’s 2017-2019 summer meetings. In addition, each participant will be reimbursed up to $500/year (up to $1000/year for international participants) for travel costs (e.g., airplane tickets, mileage, airport parking, meals in transit) incurred while traveling to the seminar’s summer meetings at Elon University. Full reimbursement policies will be distributed to accepted participants. Other participant expenses, including travel costs above the limit and any research costs, will be paid by the participants and/or their home institutions.

Participants will produce significant, concrete outcomes. Past Center for Engaged Learning research seminars have generated edited volumes, journal articles and book chapters, white papers, and conference presentations – as well as local initiatives on participants’ home campuses. Participants will be well-positioned to use evidence-based assessments of student learning conducted as part of the seminar to inform residential learning communities at their institutions.

The application form is available on the seminar website.
Questions about the 2017-2019 research seminar should be directed to Shannon Lundeen and Cara McFadden at rlc@elon.edu. Questions about the Center for Engaged Learning should be directed to Jessie L. Moore at centerforengagedlearning@elon.edu.