Learning communities are trans-disciplinary groups of people who share a common interest and through a process of collaborative inquiry, learn, develop, and share ideas relevant to a specified topic and goal.
The Center for Academic Excellence is committed to supporting learning communities that integrate knowledge, experience, identities, curiosity, and goals among and between all sectors of the academic community.
Cohort-based learning communities are distinguished by the identity, experiences, or needs of a group. For example, a team of adjunct or international faculty may constitute a cohort-based faculty learning community (FLC).
Topic-based learning communities are distinguished by a specific common theme, such as new and emerging instructional technologies, global learning, social justice, or sustainability.