Learning Communities

Learning Communities

Interested in getting new ideas about teaching from peers around the institution? Want to try something new, but not sure how to get started or how to decide whether it’s working? Join a CITL Learning Community. The overarching goal of a learning community is for instructors to make informed changes that increase the effectiveness of their teaching with the support of a community of peers. The specificity of those changes will be directed by the participants themselves, with the learning community intended to provide collegiality, guidance, and resources.

2024-25 Faculty Learning Community

An Online Video Creation Faculty Learning Community will be led by CITL for all faculty interested in creating sustainable educational videos for their online or hybrid courses at UWSP.

During the Faculty Learning Community (FLC), faculty will be participating in the following activities:

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  • Reading the book 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos
  • Seeking out examples of and research on educational videos
  • Developing a library of 5-10 original videos (each less than 10 minutes in length)
  • Sharing learnings with a cohort of peers through a Teams group, email, and periodic live Zoom meetings (every 3-4 weeks)
  • Various other learning activities that will contribute to the achievement of the FLC outcomes

Faculty Learning Community outcomes:

  • Describe the principles of effective educational videos
  • Examine the theories and research around videos in online education
  • Compare educational videos and practices
  • Create effective educational videos for online courses
  • Share learned strategies with the learning community

Faculty who participate and complete the above activities will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the FLC (May 2025). This FLC is full and applications are no longer being accepted. If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Angie Servi, aservi@uwsp.edu.

Past Participants

Inclusive Pedagogy Learning Community

Retention Teaching Learning Community

Valerie Barske, CITL Faculty Fellow
Cary Elza
Troy Espe
Roland Gong
Patricia Gott
Jennifer Huffman
Laura Lee
Sarah Orlofske
Saemyi Park
Holly Petrillo
Sarah Ross
Eduardo Gregori Selles
Erin Speetzen
Susan Turgeson

Teaching with Technology Learning Community

Malek Alkasrawi
Karyn Biasca
Nisha Fernando
Jennifer Huffman
Vera Klekovkina
Terri Muraski
Holly Petrillo
Marian Trzebiatowski

Faculty Learning Community

Cortney Chaffin
Becky Gathje
Stephanie Lyon
Melissa Maier
Sarah Scripps