As part of the CITL's mission to promote transformative learning experiences for IUB instructors, we sponsor multiple Graduate Student Learning Communities (GSLC) each year. GSLCs at Indiana University Bloomington are cohorts of graduate students, often interdisciplinary, gathering to discuss a teaching and learning topic of interest while forming a supportive community. During these learning communities, we ask questions about teaching and learning, try out teaching innovations, reflect on the effectiveness of our practice, and create new models of practice. We form networks of engagement, creating opportunities to learn from others going through similar and differing experiences.
Participants will be required to prepare for, attend, and actively participate in learning community meetings (likely to happen twice per month). Participants may be expected to produce certain documents, complete readings, and provide feedback to other learning community participants. Participation in a GSLC satisfies, in part, the practitioner level of the CITL’s Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program and participants receive an acknowledgement letter summarizing their accomplishments for their teaching portfolios. Graduate students do not receive any monetary compensation for their participation. See specific learning community descriptions for any criteria needed to apply.