How to Establish a Living-Learning Community:
Thank you for your interest in developing and implementing a
Living-Learning Community (LLC) at Norfolk State University, a high-impact
practice identified by George Kuh, LLC truly have the power to impact
student learning and increase engagement. We are excited to
provide this opportunity for faculty and students in hopes of strengthening
community at NSU. This initiative is made possible through
a collaborative effort with the Division of Academic and Student
Please note the deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year (implementing
to begin Fall 2014) is October 31st. Completed proposals may
be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
or dropped off to the Living-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 LLC 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 an LLC.
Sustaining Existing LLC:
In an effort to support the mission of Norfolk State University
all implemented Living Learning Communities are required to undergo
an annual review process. This review process serves as a means
to ensure that all established LLCs requesting continued support
are promoting the mission of the Office of Living-Learning Communities.
The Advisory Committee will review each communities 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 teaching in LLC and new faculty
members who are going to be teaching in LLC will meet and share
ideas, best practices as well as their overall experience with this
initiative. It’s a great way for faculty to interact with one another
and possibly network with professionals outside of their fields.
Fresh and new ideas will be shared on how to make your LLC the best
it can be and tips will be given on how to sustain it for the future.
This is the best time to bounce questions of your colleagues and
leave with a clear understanding of your role in Norfolk State’s
Incentive for faculty participating in LLC:
- $1,500 stipend
- Faculty meal plan
- Course release (subject to Dean/Department head’s approval)
- Opportunities for scholarship (write and publish articles)
- Membership in Provost’s LLC Scholars Program
- Access to funding for experiential learning and co-curricular
- Professional development opportunities