Learning Circles

Learning Circles are small communities of 6-12 colleagues who have an interest in exploring a particular teaching and learning topic. The Learning Circle is an opportunity for faculty (full- and part-time) and staff to form community across disciplines.

While they are similar to Faculty & Professional Learning Communities, they meet less frequently. A typical Learning Circle will hold three or four one-hour sessions over the course of a semester.

Learning Circles will be held in the CTSE, and they can be facilitated or co-facilitated by the CTSE Director or by faculty or staff volunteers. Because each member of the learning circle, including the facilitator(s), is a learner, participants are encouraged to share, listen, and interact with one another.

This is a call to the Suffolk University community to suggest an idea for a Learning Circle. For example, a Learning Circle can be formed around a particular book, problem, instructional strategy, project or topic. The CTSE will purchase books and supply tea and coffee and occasional snacks.

Faculty and staff who would like to suggest an idea for a Learning Circle should contact the CTSE.