Still Point Contemplative Learning Community

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

Elaine Gray


Mindfulness Modules

Using Mindfulness to Increase Student Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy Through First Year Seminar Style Courses

By: Dr. Rebekah Cummings, Department of Reading Education & Special Education

Utilizing Contemplative Practices to Balance Brains in Honors Education

By: Garrett McDowell, Honors College

Optimizing Engagement and Self-Directed Learning with Mindfulness 

By: Elaine Gray, Aportfolio