Looking for Community? Consider joining a CELT Teaching & Learning Community! (CELT Teaching Tip)

A Teaching and Learning Community (TLC) is a cross-disciplinary faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs group of 8 to 12 members engaging in an active, collaborative, yearlong program with frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, community building, and opportunities for scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

CELT has the following topic-based learning communities:

  • Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline (DBER Journal Club)
  • ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC)
  • Service-Learning Teaching and Learning Community
  • Team-Based Learning (TBL) Teaching and Learning Community

You do not have to have experience with these topics prior to attending a TLC meeting. Those who participate in Teaching and Learning Communities report increases in student engagement and student achievement, increased collaboration, and a flexible professional development structure to support you. To find out more, visit CELT’s Teaching and Learning Communities webpage.

If you would like to see a topic for a TLC, suggest one! CELT staff regularly co-facilitate TLCs. CELT will help you:

  • Plan the TLC learning objectives.
  • Promote the TLC to the ISU community.
  • Reserve space within Morrill Hall to host the TLC.
  • Work with you to develop potential SoTL research projects.

With a joy for teaching,

Sara Marcketti, Director
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching


Full Teaching Tip

View the published CELT Teaching Tip: Looking for Community? Consider joining a CELT Teaching & Learning Community! (September 19, 2019 – Constant Contact) website.

Prefer a Print version?

To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for September 19, 2019 (PDF).