Learning Communities Resources

Resources for Learning Communities:

Read about the 2020-2021 Learning Communities here!

Please email, uwbocl@uw.edu if you have any questions about the LC program. Facilitators and participants can find important program resources below.

Learning Communities Blog

Read about recent updates and group progress on the Learning Communities blog.

  • LC Facilitators: check out this short video for tips on posting to the blog!

Planning forms and participant agreement

Forms relating to reimbursement

For the most recent forms and information for travel, check out the UW Bothell Fiscal and Audit Services.

Steps to creating a Learning Community

Proposing a Learning Community

If you have a teaching and learning topic that is of interest to you, chances are there are other people interested as well!  Learning community (LC) topics can be broad or narrow depending on the group and goal. Proposals for repeat LC’s will be considered. To propose a topic and/or serve as a lead facilitator, please complete the online proposal form. 

The Learning Communities 2020-2021 Call for Proposals is closed. If you have any questions about this application process, email uwbocl@uw.edu. The proposal process typically opens in mid-summer.

When selecting a topic, consider the following:            

  • How does this topic relate to the scholarship of teaching and learning?
  • Does the LC topic engage both staff and faculty?
  • Does the LC promote cross-unit and interdisciplinary collaboration?
  • How does this topic support UW Bothell’s diversity statement?
  • What is the potential impact/long term outcome of the LC?
  • Is this a repeat LC? If so, how will it build on previous efforts and engage new participants?

Topics are announced on the Connected Learning website and through email (NBall). Interested faculty and staff have 1 week to sign up for one. An LC must have at least 5 participants (including facilitator/s) to run.

Establishing personal and group learning goals and objectives

Learning can take many forms. Decide with your team what "IT" is that you hope to learn and/or to achieve before the end of the Spring quarter. Think about what you would like to share with the broader campus community about your learning experience.

Examples of previous LC outcomes

Examples can include: a campus workshop or presentation; a resource kit; a blog; a white paper or publication; a conference presentation; a website or wiki; a course design or re-design; policy or process recommendations; a multi-media resource; or a book review


Beyond the benefits of social support and discovery, all Learning Community participants are eligible to receive funds to apply to personal professional development.

  • Facilitators receive $800 each; co-facilitators receive $650 each.
  • Facilitators are required to attend a one-hour training
  • Participants receive $500 each. 

LC funds can be used for conference travel, professional memberships, honorariums, supplies, etc. Funds cannot be used to hire students, or be received as stipends.

All funds must be claimed and approvals obtained by April 30, 2021.