How to establish a Learning Community:
Thank you for your interest in developing and implementing a
Learning Community at Norfolk State University.
This is a practice identified by George Kuh whose concept was to
impact student learning and increase engagement. We are excited
to provide this opportunity for faculty, staff and students in
hopes of strengthening community at Norfolk State University.
This initiative is made possible through a collaborative effort
with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
Completed proposals may be emailed to
dropped off at the Learning Communities Office located in
suite 316 at the Student Services Center. All completed
applications should include the following:
or dropped off to the Learning Communities Office,
located in the Suite 307, Student Services Center. All
completed applications should include the following:
Again, we are elated about this collaborative initiative and
look forward to your submission! Should you have any
questions regarding the proposal or general questions about the
Learning Community Program, please do not hesitate in contacting us at
757.823.9494 or by email.
Please follow this link
to see the forms that need to be completed to establish a Learning Community.
Sustaining Existing Learning Community:
In an effort to support the mission of Norfolk State Again,
we are joyous over this collaborative initiative and look
forward to your submission! Should you have any questions
regarding the proposal or general questions about the
Learning Community program, please do not hesitate to
contact us at 757.823.8478 or by email.
Please follow this link
to see the forms that are needed to complete and establish a
In an effort to support the mission of Norfolk State University all
implemented Learning Communities are required to undergo an annual review
process. This review process serves as a means to ensure that all established
programs requesting continued support are promoting the mission of the Office of
Learning Communities. The Advisory Committee will review each community's
co-curricular programs, academic instruction and support services and will
determine if the respective community will be sustained.
Faculty Learning Community:
Once a year, all existing faculty and novice faculty teaching
a Learning Community will meet and share ideas, as well
as, their overall experience with their initiative. New and
improved information will be shared on how to make your
Learning Community optimal and tips will be given on how
to sustain it for the future. As Learning Community
leaders we are striving to empower our students with a strong
academic foundation and more importantly we nurture confidence
that our students will need to continue on successfully.
Incentive for faculty participating in a Learning Community:
- $1,500 stipend
- Faculty meal plan
- Course release (subject to Dean/Department head's
- Opportunities for scholarship (write and publish
- Membership in Provost's Learning Community Scholars Program
- Access to funding for experiential learning and
- Professional development opportunities