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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.

Developing Your Voice in the Academy PLC

Friday, Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct 7

1:00PM-2:30PM Grise Hall Room 143

Facilitated by Micah Logan and Alicia Pennington

It can be challenging for women to find and use their voice in the academy. It’s a skill that is critical to success in the academy, but one that is not given much (if any) attention, is around developing your voice, and communicating that voice in a persuasive, compelling way. Developing such a skill is particularly important for women in the academy as they seek to advance in their careers and make their invisible labor, visible. Regardless of your professional and personal goals and current professional position(s), in this session you will be given tools and strategies to help you foster your persuasive skills.

This PLC will help you find and use your voice as you continue your career and pursue your goals in academia. We’ll use the book Charting Your Path to Full: A Guide for Women Associate Professors by Vicki Baker. PLC members will receive a copy of the book and share in the facilitation of the sessions.

The PLC will meet five Fridays from 1:00 – 2:30pm beginning on Friday, September 9 and ending on Friday, October 7.

“Registration for this event is closed. Please email Micah.Logan@WKU.edu or Alicia.Pennington@WKU.edu with any questions.”

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.


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 Last Modified 9/1/22