One of the most enticing features of the the Program is the co-curricular component. Each team is provided a nominal budget to help fund programming that happens both in and out of the classroom.
Trips, local outings, and even national and international travel is possible. Communities have planned co-curricular learning experiences in Cleveland, Detroit, Washington D.C., and Ireland.
Together, our Bengal Community of Scholars Program become communities where real learning resides.
Finding dedicated team members is the first step to starting a successful community. “Learning Communities prosper when capable and creative individuals become involved, when ownership of the task is shared, and when the work is seen as benefitting everyone’s interests and needs” (Leigh Smith et al. 2004)
I know what course I want to teach in a Community, but I do not have a faculty team?
Discuss your course with other faculty to encourage development of a theme, essential question, or issue. Use your course and theme ideas to network and find additional Learning Community faculty. You may also coordinate your efforts with the Assistant Dean for Intellectual Foundations, who may be able to help you find additional team members.
I have a faculty team, but do not have a theme for our Community?
Begin discussion by sharing syllabi and important course topics or projects. The focus of a Community may evolve over several conversations.
Before the Semester Begins
Weekly or Bi-weekly Meetings During Semester
End of Semester
For more information, please contact
Amitra A. Wall, Ph.D., C.S.P
Assistant Dean-Intellectual Foundations