Commons Advisory Council

The Learning and Teaching Commons Advisory Council (LTCAC) members advise and support the Learning and Teaching Commons – Evergreen’s teaching and learning center.  The Learning and Teaching Commons Advisory Council, composed of Evergreen faculty and staff, helps to develop strategies for supporting and strengthening learning and teaching at Evergreen. The Council convenes twice each quarter, during Evergreen’s governance hours. The Council is charged with the following responsibilities.

  • Host bi-quarterly “Teaching at Evergreen” conversations on topics of high relevance to Evergreen faculty, staff, and students
  • Advise on current and future Commons programming
  • Provide diverse perspectives on the needs of students, faculty, and staff
  • Develop strategic future directions for the Learning and Teaching Commons
  • Shape the summer institute program by soliciting and reviewing proposals for sponsored and community-initiated summer institutes

What is the Learning and Teaching Commons?
The Learning & Teaching Commons at The Evergreen State College is a learning and teaching center hosted by the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education.  The Commons Mission is to promote a generative culture of interdisciplinary teaching and learning that is student-centered, equity-minded, inquiry-oriented, and committed to access and excellence. The Center promotes classroom experiences that lead to increased student learning and retention. The Commons is an institutional space where faculty can cultivate practices and develop tools that will give all students the chance to excel and to meet the Six Expectations of an Evergreen graduate.

Past Council Members
2021-2022

  • Rachel Homchick (chair)
  • Robin Bond
  • Kathleen Eamon
  • Cali Ellis
  • Julia Heineccius
  • Nancy Koppelman
  • Julia Metzker
  • Wenhong Wang
  • Ashley Williams

2020-2021

  • Eric Stein (co-chair)
  • Rachel Homchick (co-chair)
  • Airel Birks
  • Steff Beck
  • Robin Bond
  • Julia Heineccious
  • Kel Lane
  • Julia Metzker
  • Eirik Steinhoff
  • Sonja Wiedenhaupt
  • Ashley Williams
  • Pauline Yu
  • Anthony Zaragoza

2019-2020

  • Joli Sandoz (co-chair)
  • Eric Stein (co-chair)
  • Ariel Birks
  • Robin Bond
  • Emily Gray
  • Julia Heineccious
  • Julia Metzker
  • Penelope Partridge
  • Merril Pussey
  • Therese Saliba
  • Eirik Steinhoff
  • Lisa Sweet
  • Sonja Wiedenhaupt
  • Elizabeth Williamson
  • Pauline Yu