Academic Learning Communities

Academic Learning Communities (ALCs) are seminars that provide opportunities for faculty to discuss topics related to their research, teaching, and intellectual lives. These seminars meet 4 to 6 times a semester for 1.5 hours and include common readings that are posted on Canvas. Each ALC comes with a $1000 stipend.

  • Conveners are responsible for identifying topics and readings, uploading readings to Canvas, and communicating any specifics about the ALC to participants.
  • CFDE staff are in charge of recruiting/organizing participants, reserving rooms, providing snacks. 

ALCs can focus on research, teaching, or areas of more general interest in higher education. Past ALC topics include “Building a Sustainable Farm and Food System,” “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL),” and “Brazil, A Growing Global Force: Beyond Soccer and Samba.” The goal of an ALC is not only to develop a more robust intellectual community at Emory around a topic but also to develop some “output.” For example, as a result of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning ALC, we are trying to build a better relationship with IRB on SoTL projects, and as a result of the Brazil ALC, we pulled together resources on teaching and researching about Brazil onto one webpage.

Call for ALC proposals for Academic Year 19-20 will go out in April 2019.

2018-2019 Academic Learning Communities

Mass Incarceration in the American South

Synergizing Across STEM at Emory

Assessment in Action: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Student Learning

Bias-In Bias Out: The Injustice/Ambiguity of Algorithms

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