St. Ambrose University
Fall 2016 Learning Communities
Proposals must be submitted online at:
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.
Position: (faculty,
staff, etc.)
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.
New Student
Seminar 101
Is this Learning Community designed to be an introduction to a specific major or department?
____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)?