A learning community is a group of faculty, staff, students and interested individuals who engage in activities that provide learning, pedagogy, and community. NMC is among many other colleges and universities who have created a vibrant culture of inquiry through LCs, and you’re invited to join!
If you’re interested in LCs at NMC, use the buttons below to view last years’s groups, join an existing LC, or propose a group. Facilitators from last year, please use click on the “Propose…” button if your group will continue this year.
LCs typically meet four or five times each term. These groups are a great way to collaborate and share ideas with a variety of colleagues on campus. Each group has a small budget to work with and hours spent meeting with your group can be counted as professional development towards your Faculty Evaluation Plan.
2018 – 2019 Learning Communities
The Belongingness LC aims to find more and better ways to help students feel a greater sense of belonging at NMC.
Kristen Salathiel – Facilitator
The vision is to consider coaching as an operating system/paradigm for NMC as a whole with unique and different applications in our individual areas of responsibility. Coaching will help further or advance the purpose of preparing learners for rich and meaningful lives. It will also help NMC in creating and sustaining a thriving, collaborative, purpose-driven environment/culture where all people flourish.
Mark Delonge – Facilitator
The ePorfolio LC discusses strategies for introducing and promoting the use of ePortfolios with NMC students. This group also discusses tools to assist students in the development of their ePortfolios.
Ryan Bernstein – Facilitator
Pamela Harris Kaiser
This group examines sustainability theory and issues, discussing how these are being taught and shared in the classroom and in other campus settings. Whereas the NMC Green Team is mission-based, this learning community is discussion and content based, sharing current issues, readings, and how to teach and spread sustainability theory in various areas and disciplines.
Ryan Wilson – Facilitator
Sarah Wangler – Facilitator
2017 – 2018 Learning Communities
Mary Jo Elliott
Ryan Wilson – Co-Facilitator