Still Point Contemplative Learning Community

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) serves as a collegial platform for faculty to learn about and incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into their teaching and coursework. UDL seeks to improve and enhance learning opportunities in ways that will benefit all students, but especially those with learning differences such as ADHD and executive functioning differences.

Still Point Contemplative Learning Community

Contemplative AppLC Book

Our learning community focuses on the integration of contemplative practices in teaching and learning. Contemplative practices are broadly defined as mindfulness, meditation, deep listening, and methods of inquiry that unite body, heart, and mind. 

Utilizing The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Patricia Owen-Smith, this learning community will focus on:

  • Exploring our experiences of contemplative teaching strategies through dialogue, presentations, and research
  • Encouraging academic success and well being in our students and ourselves through contemplative work

Spring 2019 Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019; 12:00-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 12:00-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 12:00-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019; 12:00-1:00pm


Dr. Elaine Gray,  ePortfolio Director; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University College & Watauga Residential College












The Universal Design for Learning Principles

The Still Point Contemplative Learning community focuses on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles. UDL is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. UDL Principles

UDL at a glance: