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Professional Learning Communities for Faculty

Professional learning communities provide the opportunity for a group of interdisciplinary faculty to discuss and reflect on a variety of topics related to teaching, the scholarship of teaching, active and deep learning, and other forms of faculty life, including scholarly and creative activities.

The Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning coordinates and facilitates several professional learning communities each academic year:

  1. to support the teaching and learning mission of the university;
  2. to provide a collegial, supportive, collaborative, and transdisciplinary environment for faculty to discuss and reflect on their practice as educators;
  3. to disseminate information on best-practices in teaching, pedagogy, and assessment of student learning, and to provide support to faculty with implementation;
  4. to build awareness and engage faculty in the scholarship of teaching; and
  5. to disseminate information on high-impact practices and their role in promoting deep learning and student engagement.


If you have an idea for a PLC or wish to develop or lead one, please contact marko.dumancic@wku.edu at the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning to discuss your ideas and interests. We would love to work with you.


UPCOMING - Non-Traditional Grading Systems PLC

January 28, 2022

Facilitated by Micah Logan and Alicia Pennington

1:00PM - 2:30PM TBD


This PLC will examine a few non-traditional grading systems faculty can implement for either an assignment or a whole class. Participants will read a selection of blogs, articles, book chapters, etc. in order to identify the system that works best for them and their students. As a PLC we will discuss implications of the various systems and strategize implementation.

The PLC mees each beginning on Friday, January 28 (second week of school) and ending on March 4.  Session dates include:

  • Jan 28
  • Feb 4
  • Feb 11
  • Feb 18
  • Feb 25
  • Mar 4

Session are from 1:00 – 2:30pm.

Location - In-person or Zoom will be determined by participants prior to the first meeting.
Deliverable - A “draft” of how you will implement your chosen grading system. Upon completion of the PLC participants, will receive a letter of completion.
Registration is limited and closes Friday, January 7.



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