Return to Innovation Gallery

/system/asa/innovations/innovation-funding/images/metro-state.jpgsite://minnstate/system/asa/innovations/innovation-funding/images/metro-state.jpgminnstatemetro-state.jpg35915375274Metro State University logo.Engaging Faculty in FYE Learning Communities

Engaging Faculty in FYE Faculty Learning Communities

Metro State University


To help support the newly developed learning community program at Metro State University, this project is engaging faculty in the process of building learning communities through their teaching. The project team will deliver a one-day training to train faculty on the learning community model and provide them with the tools to build community within their classes. This training will feature a speaker who is an experienced professional from the National Learning Communities Association. Surveys of students at Metro State University indicate learning community students rate their skills in campus engagement higher in all areas compared to non-learning community students.

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Small Seed Grant – $10,000


Tonia Baxter

Jennifer Broadrick

Minnesota State faculty, staff, and administrators interested in applying for an innovation funding grant can visit the Innovation Funding SharePoint (log in using to find more information and applications.