Library Rm 220
P. O. Box 13055, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
936.468.1831
tec@sfasu.edu

SFASU Learning Networks

The SFASU Learning Networks program is designed to enhance:

Retention
Linked first-year classes (previously called "Freshman Interest Groups") can help students new to campus make the transition to university life by giving them a network of fellow students to replace the support system they left at home. Inter-disciplinary learning linked courses can help students see the connections between the different types of knowledge provided by a university education.


Teaching innovation and faculty development
Linked courses can create opportunities for working with faculty from other disciplines and gaining new insights into their teaching and research interests.

Given the value of each of these objectives, we hope to encourage linked courses for any of these reasons. The goal of the Learning Networks program is to facilitate rather than direct faculty efforts. The coordinator's role is to help faculty find the best way bringing  together students and disciplines. You come up with new ideas and  we'll  help  with the  logistics. 

 

Faculty might consider any number of arrangements between linked classes. Linked courses are not team-taught courses, although they might include team teaching. Often linked courses have shared reading, written assignments, or exams. Courses at any level may be linked.

 

Questions or suggestions?
Ken Collier
Learning Networks Coordinator
kcollier@sfasu.edu
468-1208
Box 13045