We have 11 standing committees that are active working groups in the Learning Communities Institute, each representing a theme reflecting the interests of the group of faculty and students who are its members. Follow the links below to learn more about each standing committee and the people to contact if you would like to become more involved in the activities of that group.
Administrators Committee is responsible for identifying and disseminating information regarding common organizational challenges faced by institutional administrative staff assigned operational oversight for learning communities. This committee also encourages the development of relationships across institutions to share evidence-based best administrative practices. If you would like to participate in the work of this committee, contact one of the co-chairs.
National Conference Planning Committee is responsible for planning and organizing the LCI Annual Meeting that will be held in Dallas in Fall 2020. The committee includes chairperson or co-chairs, at least one member from the previous year’s planning committee, and interested members from the host city and other LCI member institutions. If you would like to participate in the work of this committee during the current year or in future years, please contact the Chair.
Executive Committee includes the LCI Chairperson, Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Immediate Past-Chairperson. They are responsible for oversight and coordination of all LCI activities in keeping with the mission and goals of the LCI. They communicate regularly with the chairs of all LCI working groups and standing committees and provide liaison to the AAMC and other national or international organizations. The Leadership Council is constituted of the Executive Committee, the Standing Committee Chairs, and the Members-at-Large.
Members-at-Large serve in a senior advisory capacity on the Leadership Council of the LCI.
Membership Committee is responsible for evaluating the needs of the membership and recommending appropriate ways to meet those needs. The committee develops methods and programs for active membership recruitment and retention. If you would like to participate in the work of this committee, contact one of the co-chairs.
Professional Development Committee is the repository for educational resources and responsible for recommending the appropriate scientific, educational, and mentoring programs of the LCI to the Leadership Team. The committee also develops methods and programs to foster and guide individual faculty and institutions interested in initiating learning communities. If you would like to participate in the work of this committee, contact one of the co-chairs.
Web & Communication Committee is responsible for creating and maintaining a web presence for the LCI and for developing and promoting web tools to encourage and facilitate active networking among LCI members. A public LCI website provides a central resource for information pertaining to Learning Communities in medical and health-science schools. This public site displays the Mission, Vision, and Values of the LCI and describes the governance structure and working groups. In addition, this site freely disseminates archived educational materials presented at past LCI Annual Meetings, maintains an interactive listing of medical and health-sciences schools with Learning Communities, and provides contact information to enable students and faculty to communicate with LCI members, to register to attend LCI Annual meetings, and to join the LCI in the membership category most appropriate to the needs and resources of the individual. A private LCI website is available to all members by the subscription received upon joining the LCI. This members website provides many web communication resources to LCI members including blogs, forums, polls, and private communications among members engaged in activity of LCI committees and working groups. If you would like to participate in the work of this committee, contact one of the co-chairs.