The International Learning Community Faculty Scholars Program at Holyoke Community College welcomes faculty participation by all types of educational institutions from across the globe. Although individuals can be just as instrumental in initiating a pedagogical transformation on a campus, we strongly encourage team participation because of the interdisciplinary nature of LC pedagogy. Our program can usually accommodate a team of five members each semester. Applications are reviewed for project focus and potential impact on student learning, and graduation rates. Teaching faculty from secondary schools, colleges, and universities, as well as graduate students, are all invited to apply, especially those new to Learning Communities.
Each team may include an academic administrator or a student affairs professional in addition to teaching faculty. Other key team members may include the person responsible for faculty development on campus or a person who works on assessment. Individual applicants will be put together with those who share similar goals and challenges. Applications for each fall semester class must be submitted by June 15 each year, and applications for each spring semester class must be submitted by November 15 each year.