The Learning Communities below offer EMU faculty a place to grow as an educator and to get to know their colleagues. We encourage faculty of all disciplines to apply for any of our Learning Communities that sparks their interest.
This seminar focused on critical pedagogy on sexual violence and provided a platform for faculty who wish to introduce a sexual violence component in their classes, and/or want to engage in critical discussions for institutional action or research on sexual violence.
Wellness and well-being have become, of late, very buzzy concepts in the world of higher education, but many of us wonder what do they really mean and how are we as educators meant to apply these concepts in our practice? In these seminars, we explore the ways in which we can enhance wellbeing in our educational environments and the ways in which wellness is deeply rooted in the reciprocity of our relationships.
Has the transition to online teaching inspired you to try innovative teaching strategies? Are you using an innovative online tool that has improved the impact of your teaching? Do you have an online teaching success strategy to share with others? Please check out our Improving Online Teaching learning community!
Equitable Educators Learning Community
Faculty, full-time lecturers, and part-time lecturers were invited to join this community of educators that is committed to developing cultural humility and committed to creating inclusive spaces and equitable outcomes for students. Members of the Equitable Educators Learning Community left this community with a plan for implementing the lessons learned into their classes.
Faculty Support Group
The Faculty Development Center invited faculty to join us for a chance to sit and talk to others about any concerns that they might have regarding job stresses and challenges. We envisioned honest and open discussion of the challenges we face, and also an opportunity to support each other, and rely on that support, as we deal with stress in our jobs and lives.
General Education Professional Learning Communities
The General Education (GE) program at EMU formed professional learning communities for three GE categories: Global Awareness (GEGA), US Diversity (GEUS), and Arts (GEKA). These learning communities are persistent and serve as opportunities to share learning activities and enrich our GE teaching and learning practices at EMU.