Learning Circles

STEM Learning Circle

Learning circles are groups of 6-12 participants who meet to discuss topics or books consistent with the mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Open to faculty and staff, groups typically meet on a regular schedule for 3-6 sessions over the course of a semester.  

Learning circles may be facilitated by the CTL Director or by faculty or staff volunteers. Facilitators, like participants, are learners; a central principle of learning circles is that no one is, or need be, an expert. All members are encouraged to share, listen, and reflect, connecting with colleagues from all areas of campus.  

Learning circles meet in Ramsey Library's Whitman Room. The CTL will purchase books or supply readings for learning circle members, and tea is always available. Upcoming learning circles are typically announced via campus-wide email immediately before or at the beginning of each semester, including summer.  

Interested in starting or proposing a learning circle? Please complete this brief learning circle proposal and email to himelein@unca.edu.

 

Learning Circles, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Learning Circles, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

Past Learning Circles, 2010-2011 through 2014-2015

See lists of learning circles conducted during previous academic years: 2014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012, and 2010-2011