St. Ambrose University Fall 2016 Learning Communities Proposal Proposals must be submitted online at: www.sau.edu/FYE/For_FacultyStaff.html Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016 New for 2016 Learning Communities will be submitted to the First Year Experience Office as a proposal which will be forwarded to your college Dean for final approval of course offering and format. Upon receiving the Dean’s approval, FYE will notify you of your LC status. Learning Community Proposal Timeline Monday, February 1, 2016: Proposals due (submitted online) Monday, February 15, 2016: Proposals forwarded to Deans and VPASA Tuesday, March 15, 2016: LC faculty/staff notified of LC status March 28-April 1, 2016: Integrative Teaching and Learning Work Sessions Submitting your proposal The Learning Community proposal must be completed and submitted online at the address above. Use this document to review the required proposal components and draft your responses to the questions. The online form does not have the ability for you to “save and return” as you work on the answers. You can type your answers on this form and then cut and paste into the online form when you are ready to submit. Primary contact Name___________________ Position____________________ Email___________________ This is a ____NEW _____Returning Learning Community Learning Community Team. Please list the faculty/staff who will be involved in your LC. Name: Position: (faculty, staff, etc.) Department: Type of Involvement: Courses: List all courses and details that you are proposing for the Learning Community. All LCs have a section of New Student Seminar (NSS). We can assist you in finding an instructor for this course, if needed. Course NSS Title New Student Seminar 101 Section Credits 1 Day(s)/Time TBA Instructor Is this Learning Community designed to be an introduction to a specific major or department? ___Yes ____No If yes, please list major/department:_______________________________ Learning Community Description: Please write a brief description of your community to be used in promotional and advising materials (50 words maximum). Consider the audience (students just out of high school) when writing this description—make it appealing! Descriptions may be edited for clarity or intended audience. Outcomes, Purpose, and Integration 1. What do you want students to know and be able to do as a result of enrolling in your community (not individual course outcomes, but rather outcomes from taking these courses as a community)? 2. What is the issue or question that the Learning Community will address (How will students use what they are learning in the world, or apply what they learn to actual problems or questions? 3. What curricular, co-curricular, and community resources will you use to support the Learning Community outcomes (i.e. research sites, annual theme lectures or events, student clubs/organizations, community agencies)?