Welcome to the Living Lab General Education Seminar!

Co-Directors Susan Phillip and Javiela Evangelista welcome you to the 2024 Living Lab General Education Seminar home page! Please see below for information on the upcoming seminars. Thanks for visiting!

2024 Seminar


We  invite you to apply for our next Living Lab General Education Seminar which will take place during Winter 2024 intercession, helping you sharpen your General Education skills to enhance student learning in your courses.

Meetings schedule

Our 2024 seminar will be held in-person and online (using Zoom) from 9 am to 12 pm. We will meet in-person twice: First, weather permitting, for a place-based learning experience and second for final presentations. Seminar topics include Open Digital Pedagogy, Assessment, and Place-Based Learning. Our dates are*:

  • Meeting 1: Tuesday, January 9
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, January 10
  • Meeting 3: Thursday, January 11
  • Meeting 4: Tuesday, January 16
  • Meeting 5: Wednesday, January 17 In-person: Place-based learning
  • Meeting 6: Thursday, January 18 In-person: Final presentations

*please note: all scheduled meetings must be attended. If any participant will have to miss any of the meetings, they will be asked to withdraw from the seminar and will be invited for the next cycle


Our general education focus  for this seminar will coincide with the 2024-25 AIRE General Education Assessment and we ask participants to select one of the following Student Learning Goals:

  • Information Literacy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Teamwork

Participants will re-design an existing project or assignment or create a new one targeting one of these selected student goals. Participants will implement the assignment in Spring 2024 and share the results of their implementation along with their assignment/project on L4: Living Lab Learning Library. Completion of these deliverables will be acknowledged by a Certificate of Participation in the seminar and, for our PT participants, a stipend (18 hours at their non-teaching rate). FT faculty’s participation and completion of the seminar is considered important and valued department service towards enhancing General Education in disciplines.

*please note: if participants are not able to implement their activity in Spring 2024 due to not teaching the course for which an activity will be created, they will then submit their reflections on General Education Seminar participation to the co-directors, along with the L4 post of the proposed activity