Save the Date: Virtual Curriculum Planning Retreat

From: The Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:20 AM

SAVE THE DATE Washington Learning Community Consortium Curriculum Planning Retreat April 22, April 29, May 6
3:30-5 pm
Registration Fee: $25

Would you like to develop meaningful integrative learning experiences for the learning communities, first year experiences, or guided pathways programs on your campus?

Our curriculum planning retreat is designed to support faculty building integrative learning experiences for students. Sessions provide value for both those newer to integrative learning and those with many years of experience in linked or paired courses, clustered courses, first-year experience programs, living-learning communities, or coordinated studies programs.

This year, we’re reimagining the event in a remote-collective space over three consecutive Thursdays, providing time in-between for faculty to “retreat” for further reading, curriculum development, or engagement in program planning. The sessions will open with an all-star panel of learning community leaders who will address connections between integration and student success. This initial focus on student success will help frame subsequent sessions focused on designing integrative assignments and effective team-teaching (in face-to-face and remote learning environments). For those newer to integrative learning, the first session will also provide a brief history of integrative learning in Washington State. Save the date for this affordable three-part series to kick-start your planning and expand your integrative learning toolbox. Registration will open on Monday, March 22, 2021.     OUR GUIDING PURPOSE We are for the academic success of all students. Ultimately, the measures of our success are improvements in students’ persistence, achievement, and graduation rates—particularly students who are the first in their families to go to college and those from groups historically underserved in higher education. As a high impact strategy, learning communities offer a powerful learning environment for students at key points in their educational pathways, and implementing successful learning community programs in an intentional way helps to build institutional capacity for transformation. 

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