Learning Communities at Evergreen

Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education is for the academic success of all students.

As the National Resource Center for Learning Communities, we believe that learning communities—done well—create a collaborative environment where students thrive, faculty and staff do their best work, and learning fosters the habits of mind and skills to tackle complex real-world issues.

In our work with two- and four-year institutions in Washington state and throughout the country, we serve as a conduit between our home institution, The Evergreen State College, and the wider community where the exchange of knowledge serves a common purpose: to provide a quality education for all.

National Summer Institute on Learning Communities

July 11-15, 2016 — Olympia, WA
Hosted by The Evergreen State College and Washington Center
We begin accepting applications in September of each year.
Applications accepted until the institute is full.
The 2016 institute is currently full, however, you may still submit applications to be placed on a wait list.
2016 Application

Teaching and Learning National Institute

July 31–August 3, 2016 — Olympia, WA
Sponsored by Achieving the Dream, Inc. (AtD0, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, and Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC).
Applications accepted until the institute is full.
2016 Application

Other Events

21st Annual National Learning Communities Conference
Atlanta, GA at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Call for Proposals: February 1 - April 15, 2016
Save the Date: November 10-12, 2016

Texas Learning Communities Consortium (TXLCC)
April 1-2, 2016
Hosted at: Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
For registration and lodging information, visit their website: A Learning Community for Texas Learning Community Programs
Or contact: Rita Sperry or Carlos Huerta Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

2016 CILC Best Practices Symposium: Connecting Student Learning to Student Life
April 15, 2016
Hosted by: Harry S. Truman College
Chicago, IL
For registration information, visit their website: CILC Best Practices Symposium

CLCC 9th Annual Institute for Innovative Design & Practice
April 22-23, 2016
2016 Theme–Student Equity
California Learning Communities Consortium (CLCC)
Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel
Pomona, CA

29th Annual Curriculum Planning Retreat
April 28-29, 2016
Hosted by: Washington Learning Communities Consortium, Washington Center, and Curriculum for the Bioregion
Dumas Bay Centre
Federal Way, WA
Registration form

ACLC Fall Retreat: Engaging Student Voices: Building Community
October 19-21-2016
Host by: The Atlantic Center for Learning Communities (ACLC)
Holy Family Spiritual Retreat Center - West Hartford, CT