Collaborative Inquiry Communities

Students in classThe College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development at Western Michigan University is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to participate in a two-semester program designed to promote collaborative activity to enhance collective responsibility for results in student learning and achievement. The program brings about teacher-scholars who are committed to working together collaboratively to emerge as education leaders within their departments. Selected participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the year and will be required to attend a 90-minute discussion group twice each month.

There are two communities:

Why participate?


Collaborative Inquiry Communities will focus on discussions and develop tools for success inside and outside the classroom. Participants will develop techniques to help students remain engaged while overcoming the typical barriers often encountered in introductory and advanced courses. At the end of the program all participants will have the ability to answer and guide others in addressing questions including:

  • What do students need to learn?
  • How will we know if they have learned it?
  • What do we do if they have not learned it?
  • What do we do if they already know it?


Deadline extended: Sept. 15 (Deadline extended to Sept. 30)

Complete the application


Contact Dr. Sherine Obare.