Past Learning Community Topics

2018-19 Learning Community Topics

  • Digital Humanities Pedagogy
  • Accessible Course Design: Instruction for all through Universal Design for Learning
  • Adams 2.0
  • Teaching and Learning in the Department of Animal Science
  • Non-Tenure and Specialist Faculty Identities
  • Interrogating Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts
  • Consortium for Compassionate Well-being
  • Racism, Privilege, and Power: MSU Extension
  • Africa R&D Connect
  • Food and Housing Insecurity
  • Charting the Future of Online Graduate Education
  • Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences

2017-18 Learning Community Topics

  • Feedback and Formative Assessment in MSU Classrooms
  • Insights and Beyond: How Can Course-Based Analytics Be Useful to Instructors?
  • Accessibility through Creative Innovation
  • Adams Academy 2.0: Going Public with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

2016-17 Learning Community Topics

  • Accessibility through Creative Innovation
  • Assessment, Instructional Best Practices and Continuous Improvement of Student Learning in General Science Education
  • Enriching the Faculty-International Student Experience
  • GLBTQ Faculty
  • Integrity and Ethics on Campus
  • What Shapes the Way We Teach? Four Lenses for Critical Reflection

2015-16 Learning Community Topics

  • A Community of Inquiry Exploring Active Learning Strategies and Spaces
  • Academic Integrity and Ethics on Campus
  • Accessibility through Creative Innovation
  • Assessment, Instructional Best Practices and Continuous Improvement of Student Learning in General Science Education
  • Lilly Teaching Fellows 2.0
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Enriching the Faculty-International Student Experience
  • What Shapes the Way We Teach? Four Lenses for Critical Reflection

2014-15 FLC Topics

  • Assessment, Instructional Best Practices, and Continuous Improvement of
  • Student Learning in General Science Education
  • Facilitating Collaboration: Creating a Diversity Hub
  • FLC on Educating for Academic Integrity
  • Flipping the Class and Using a REAL (Room for Engaged and Active Learning) Space
  • Learn2Design with Desire2Learn
  • Managing Complex Social and Environmental Problems through Collaborative and Systemic Approaches to Inquiry and Action
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • What Shapes the Ways We Teach? Reflecting on Teaching, Renewing Ourselves

2013-14 Learning Community Topics

  • Best Practices to Maximize Learning Experiences of International Students: Focus on China, Korea, and India
  • Collaborative Programmatic Assessment of Student Learning in General Science Education
  • Interprofessional Education in Healthcare: A Faculty Development Learning Community
  • Learn2Design with Desire2Learn
  • NeGra – Networks and Graphs Workgroup
  • Proven Practices for Academic Success by Students of Color
  • Revitalizing Critical Thinking through Discussion-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Teaching Performances Across the Curriculum
  • Using Exploratory Writing to Support Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Within the Disciplines

2012-13 Learning Community Topics

  • Best Practices to Maximize the Learning Experiences of International Students: Focus on China, Korea, and India
  • Collaborative Programmatic Assessment of Student Learning in General Science Education
  • Demystifying Discussion-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Innovation Adoption in Sustainable Development and Placemaking
  • Interprofessional Education Continuing Medical Education
  • A Longitudinal Exploration of Interprofessional Practice Excellence: From Faculty Development to Improved Patient Care
  • Leadership Skills for Faculty in a Team-Taught Curriculum
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)s and Other Online Educational Environments
  • Proven Practices for Academic Success by Students of Color
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Teaching with Technology: Blended and Online Learning
  • Transformational Learning through Creativity in STEM disciplines
  • Using Exploratory Writing to Support Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Within the Disciplines

2011-12 Learning Community Topics

  • Collaborative Programmatic Assessment of Student Learning in General Science Education
  • Creativity in STEM Disciplines
  • Effectively Engaging Students in Difficult Dialogues
  • Innovation Adoption in Sustainable Development and Placemaking
  • Interprofessional Practice Excellence: Exploring Educational Models, Synergies, and Barriers
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Promoting Teaching Excellence and Quality Student Learning in Integrative Studies
  • Moving Ethnic Studies from the Margin to the Mainstream
  • Using Exploratory Writing to Support Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines
  • Proven Practices to Support Academic Success for Students of Color
  • Teaching with Technology:  Blended and Online Learning

2010-11 Learning Community Topics

  • Evaluating Teaching Excellence Across Academic Cultures
  • Incorporating Active Learning and Inquiry-Based Learning in Large Lecture Courses
  • Inquiry-Based Problem Set Development for Molecular Cell Biology
  • Negotiating Sexual and Gender Identity as an Instructor
  • Promoting Long-Term Retention and Student Learning in the Sciences
  • Promoting Teaching Excellence and Quality Student Learning in Integrative Studies
  • Supporting Graduate Students’ Scholarly Reading
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Teaching with Technology: Blended and Online Learning
  • Writing in the Sciences: Teaching and Learning
  • X-Word Grammar and International Students Writing: New Approaches in Perspective and Technology

2009-10 Learning Community Topics

  • Promoting Teaching Excellence and Quality Student Learning in Integrative Studies
  • Sustainability Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Quality Issues in Online Learning
  • Science Writing: Teaching and Learning
  • Effective Teaching in Large Classes
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

2008-09 Learning Community Topics

  • Sustainability Across the Curriculum
  • Advancing Global Competence through Teaching and Learning Abroad
  • Learning About Our Learners
  • Quality Issues in Online Learning (formerly focusing on Challenges and Opportunities in Blended ‘Teaching and Learning’)
  • Scientists and Writers: Sharing Our Knowledge of Teaching Writing in the Biological Sciences
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Enhancing the First-Year Experience at MSU
  • Effective Teaching in Large Classes
  • Experimental Approaches to Teaching Writing across the Curriculum

2007-08 Learning Community Topics

  • Effective Teaching in Large Classes
  • Experimental Approaches to Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum (EATWAC), or Thinking Outside the box and other Pedagogical Puzzles
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Scientists and Writers: Sharing Our Knowledge of Teaching Writing in the Biological Sciences
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Enhancing the First-Year Experience at MSU

2006-7 Learning Community Topics

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Enhancing the First-Year Experience at MSU
  • Scientists and Writers: Sharing Our Knowledge of Teaching Writing in the Biological Sciences

2005-06 Learning Community Topics

  • Scholarly Discussions on Problem Solving
  • MindGames: Teaching and Learning with Games and Simulations​
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Hybrid Learning: Strategies, tactics and implementation
  • Confronting the Challenges of Teaching Hybrid/Blended Courses
  • Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: An Extended Conversation about Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Visual Literacy and Pedagogy
  • Mind Games: Teaching and Learning with Games and Simulation