Call for Proposals: Academic Learning Communities 2022-2023

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) is calling for proposals for Academic Learning Communities for 2022-2023. 

Application Deadline: Friday April 22, 2022

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: “Mass Incarceration in the American South,” “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL),” and “Synergizing Across STEM at Emory.” 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 built a better relationship with IRB on SoTL projects, and as a result of the Mass Incarceration ALC, we pulled together resources on faculty and graduate students who research and teach about incarceration in the south onto one webpage. 


Submissions must include a cover form and a one-page summary that outlines the following:

  • Your topic
  • A preliminary list of faculty members you would like to invite
  • Whether you would like to lead your ALC in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
  • How many sessions you would like (from 4 to 6 in a semester)
  • What each session would focus on
  • Ideas for readings
  • “Goal” or “output” for the ALC 

For more information on past Academic Learning Communities, visit this page. 

Please submit all application materials via email to the CFDE at

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