Cluster Pedagogy Learning Community: Season 3

Call for Participation

Thanks to generous support from the Davis Education Foundation, we are pleased to announce the third season of our grassroots faculty and staff effort to develop coherence and community around “Cluster Learning.” The CPLC is a dynamic and emergent initiative designed to support current pedagogy-related university projects, align campus efforts to innovate around curriculum and instruction, and refocus institutional efforts on teaching and learning. The curriculum and practices of the CPLC focus on three currently-identified aspects of cluster pedagogy: interdisciplinary learning, open learning, and project-based learning.

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2021

Eligibility: All full- and part-time PSU employees are eligible to apply for all tracks. People who have participated in previous seasons of CPLC are welcome to apply. People may apply to, participate in, and collect the stipend for more than one track. Anyone who is not awarded a stipend to participate in a CPLC track due to our funding limits will still be able to participate in all experiences without the stipend if they choose.

Modality: The curriculum will be fully online in summer 2021, and then hybrid beginning in fall. Asynchronous online options will be provided for staff or TL participants who are unable to attend regular synchronous sessions due to PSU or external job requirements.

Time Commitment: CPLC3 will launch in May 2021 and run until May 2022. There will likely be four synchronous online half-day sessions during Summer 2021, and about an hour per week of additional online asynchronous work (much less for the TWP Repeaters). During the academic year, there will likely be one face-to-face 2-hour session per semester, and about an hour per week of additional online asynchronous work (again, much less for the TWP Repeaters). You will also be expected to attend certain January Jamboree and University Days sessions and complete certain assessments as part of this commitment. If you choose to enroll in multiple tracks, you should expect this work to multiply accordingly. The CPLC strives to be fully flexible, and will adjust to your needs as much as possible; please be ready to participate enthusiastically if you apply!

See track descriptions below to decide where you belong!

Tracks

Repeaters ($500 stipend) "Repeaters"

Folks who have taught TWP before and plan to teach it in AY22. You will be expected to share your curricular materials and ideas, and stay current on new developments and discussions about the course. This track presumes your involvement in our learning community, but keeps extra work to a minimum. It does not include specific mentoring of newer TWP instructors.

Repeaters, Plus Mentoring ($1000 stipend) "Mentors"

Folks who have taught TWP before and plan to teach it in AY22. You will be expected to mentor colleagues who are new to the course, share your curricular materials and ideas, and stay current on new developments and discussions about the course.

First-Timers ($1000 stipend) "First-Timers"

Folks who have not taught TWP before but plan to teach it in AY22. You will receive a full introduction to the course, receive help and support as you develop your syllabus, and join a community of teachers who can assist you as you navigate the teaching. Anyone who is teaching TWP for the first time MUST select this track.

 

Note: If you are teaching TWP in AY22, you are expected to be part of the CPLC TWP track. If you would like to opt-out, please let Cathie Leblanc know!

Folks planning to teach an INCAP in AY22 or AY23. You will receive a full introduction to the course, receive help and support as you develop your syllabus, and join a community of teachers who can assist you as you navigate the teaching. Open to those who have previously taught INCAP or participated in this track, as well as new folks.

Folks who want to continue the intentional development of a Plymouth State learning community based around pedagogy. This track will provide opportunities for designing professional development processes and opportunities related to Cluster Learning; it will focus on creating an institutional culture that supports community-based approaches to teaching, learning, and faculty/staff development.