Active Learning Community
The Active Learning Community is a collaborative group of faculty and staff brought together to further the use of active learning at Rutgers. The community was launched in 2015, in preparation for the the launch of new general-purpose active learning classrooms on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campuses. The incorporation of active learning into classes can be daunting, whether its redesigning the syllabus, managing a collaborative classroom, or determining its impact. The Community seeks to support these efforts by:
- bringing together faculty engaged or interested in active learning so they can develop and share best practices
- providing various support mechanisms to aid the use of active learning
- fostering an ongoing dialogue between faculty and staff that design and support active learning spaces
Community members are an essential source of input for the design process of new learning spaces. As these rooms come online, the community focus will switch towards identifying useful support tools for faculty engaged in active learning. The community will then transition into a working group dedicated to aiding active learning at Rutgers. Community events will include monthly workshops, a boot camp designed to help prepare you for the upcoming semester, and more. Potential support mechanisms may include Learning Assistants, technology training, Graduate Fellows, and Peer Mentors. Stay tuned! The community is evolving based on the feedback and needs of our members.
While informal discussions surrounding active learning have been underway for a long time, the community kicked off in earnest on October 23 with the ALC Open House. Couldn't make it? Check out the Open House recap.
Participation in the community is voluntary. If you would like to be included on future correspondences including upcoming events and classroom updates, please fill out a sign up form. If you have an questions or ideas, email the Active Learning Community leadership: