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Good to Great in the CC Classroom

Call for Participants in a Spring 2018 Teaching & Learning Circle: “Good to Great in the CC Classroom.” This Circle is a collaborative venture between the Crown Faculty Center, the NEH Professorship, and The Butler Center. Inspiration for this comes from The Butler Center’s Good to Great programs, collaborative learning communities elsewhere, and feedback that faculty and students would like support to move from awareness of classroom issues to actively addressing these classroom issues. Rather than adopt a program from another institution, or have a small number of people design such a program on campus, we wanted to gather invested members of the campus community to discuss aims and possible models, and co-develop a program for our campus.

Therefore, we propose that a group of faculty, staff, and students study this question over the spring of 2018, determining whether and how to move forward, and if in agreement, establishing the curriculum for the inaugural "Good to Great in the CC Classroom" program to deeply explore the classroom teaching environment on the Block Plan.

To that end, we seek about 16 faculty, staff, and students to commit to this Teaching & Learning Circle.  Participants would agree to attend all (or most) of the following events:

  • MLK Jr Day programming on January 15, 2018
  • Extended discussion and goal-setting, January 16, 2018
  • Blockly working group of ~2 hours each block, at time set by participants
  • Facilitate discussion at Early Summer Faculty Retreat (May 23-25, 2018)

If you would like to participate in this Teaching & Learning Circle, please complete a short application here, by December 15: While we may be unable to invite all interested campus members into the first Circle, there will be many opportunities to participate this year and in the future.