CIRTL-ISU Sponsored Graduate Student Learning Communities (GLCs)

Several Graduate Student Learning Communities started at ISU in Fall 2012. Because of the success of these GLCs, we are encouraging other programs and departments to start their own GLCs to enhance the graduate student experience at Iowa State. We also invite distance graduate programs to propose virtual GLCs.

The cornerstones of a GLC are:

  • Regular meetings which engage students in discussions about becoming successful in his or her particular discipline
  • Seminars addressing the milestones of graduate work, research skills, teaching and learning pedagogy, and leadership
  • A structured social atmosphere fostering peer-to-peer mentoring relationships, community building, and connections to faculty

Current Graduate Student Learning Communities

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Learning Community
 Animal Breeding and Genetics Graduate Learning Community
 Biochemistry and Biophysics Graduate Learning Community
 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory Graduate Learning Community
 Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Graduate Learning Community
 Chemical and Biological Engineering Writing Graduate Learning Community
 Chemistry
 English Graduate Learning Community
 Human Computer Interaction Graduate Learning Community
 Industrial Engineering Graduate Community
 Inspired by Teaching Graduate Learning Community
 Interdepartmental Microbiology Graduate Learning Community
 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Learning Community
 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Learning Community
 Physics and Astronomy Graduate Learning Community
 School of Education Doctoral Learning Community
 Statistics Graduate Learning Community

To learn more about the program and apply to develop a GLC complete this online application.