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Western Cluster—Designing for Student Success FLC

The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for the Western Cluster—Designing for Student Success (WCDSS) faculty learning community (FLC). This is a cross-institutional community where a group of faculty across six western universities will spend some time in summer 2021 exploring strategies that support student success.

The funding for this program has been provided by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) through a competitive “Powered-by-Publics” seed funding program.

The purpose of the WCDSS FLC is to explore how intentional course design, focused on student success, can be used to support students who might consider leaving the university without achieving their educational objectives. The experience is designed to help faculty add to what they are already doing to support students.

Selected participants will virtually attend four 2-hour cohort meetings during summer 2021 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 19
  • Friday, May 21
  • Monday, May 24
  • Wednesday May 26

Meetings will involve peer discussions on topics such as identification of opportunity gaps among students and what causes them, course design strategies for addressing disparities in performance, and developing effective communication practices/intervention strategies. A modest amount of reading is involved as preparation for each meeting.

Participation incentives include a $500 per person to be used for professional development.

More information about this FLC, eligibility criteria, participation expectations, and the application form can be found here. The application deadline is April 2nd, 2021.