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:

Researching the Impact of Our Teaching on Student Learning (2013-14)
Blended Learning Course Redesign (2013-14)
First-Generation College Student Experiences (2013-14)
What Our Stories Teach Us: What do our stories teach us about how (and why) we teach the way we do? (2013-14)
Intersections of Culture and Learning: Implications for Student Success,Faculty Growth, and Teaching (2012-13)