Faculty learning communities
Western Washington University uses a definition that describes how faculty learning communities function at NAU: A learning community “offers a cross-disciplinary group of 10-12 participants the opportunity to meet regularly to look at topics of shared interest in an in-depth, ongoing, scholarly and systematic manner. LC members delve into research and experiences in their common area of inquiry, then can design and pursue individual or group projects that require them to apply and test new ideas and information about student learning.”
Evidence shows that faculty learning communities provide
effective “deep learning” that encourages and supports faculty to investigate,
attempt, assess, and adopt new methods of teaching. Join a faculty learning community to gain
applicable skills unique to Northern Arizona University.
2015-16 Learning Communities:
Join us at the introductory/orientation sessions of these Communities to receive applications. Register here.
Engaging Diverse Abilities in Your Classroom:
Universal Design within Instruction
Helping students connect learning across time, with other courses, or between the classes and the community:
A faculty learning community on integrative learning
How Does Learning Work?
Applying the principles of learning in the classroom
Making Learning Stick in Large Enrollment Classes
Past Learning Communities: