Learning Communities

The Swearer Center’s cohort-based learning communities have provided the opportunity for small groups of faculty and graduate students to build and sustain intellectual community through discussion of key themes, best practices, and their own experiences and questions related to community-engaged teaching and research.


With support from the Davis Education Foundation, in 2019-21 the Swearer Center convened year-long learning communities on topics including Anti-Racism, Community Engagement, and Pedagogy; Community-Engaged Course Design; Community-Engaged Research; and K-12 Education Partnerships.


The Swearer Center is offering a learning community on engaged scholarship for graduate students in 2022-23.

We are not planning to offer faculty-focused learning communities in 2022-23 but welcome inquiries and opportunities to collaborate on related work with academic departments, programs, centers, and initiatives.


Julie Plaut ([email protected]), Director of Engaged Scholarship, Swearer Center, and Assistant Dean of the College