Learning Circles

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 or other selected spaces. 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 contact Dr. Kate Zubko at kzubko@unca.edu.


Learning Circles, 2015-2016 through 2019-2020

See lists of learning circles conducted during previous academic years: 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016


Learning Circles, 2010-2011 through 2014-2015

2014-20152013-20142012-20132011-2012, and 2010-2011.