Online Communities

Mini-Grant Opportunity for NCAN Member Programs

NCAN is offering small one-year grants to member organizations interested in being more involved in the Virtual Learning Communities (VLCs.) NCAN currently manages three VLCs -- see below for more information. NCAN is seeking members to co-manage and cultivate these VLCs. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a leader in the NCAN community!

Mini-grants of $1500 will be offered for the period of one year to nine NCAN member organizations to appoint a staff member to act as a VLC Member Liaison – three for each of the three VLCs. VLC Member Liaisons will be required to make one post/week in the VLC and do all necessary follow up to responses and questions generated by their post. The mini-grant will be provided directly to the NCAN member organization, which must agree to provide the time for their staff member to perform the responsibilities of the VLC Member Liaison. Mini-grants will be given on or about January 1, 2015 and selected individuals and their organizations must agree to serve in this role through December 31, 2105.

Please complete this brief application to be a VLC Member Liaison by November 28. All applicants will be notified by December 12 about the status of their application. Contact Amina Anderson Pringle if you have any questions.

Where Do the Experts Turn for Help?

To each other! NCAN members are college access experts in their communities. But they also value to opportunity to learn from their peers across the country. That's why NCAN is cultivating Learning Communities; to foster continual peer to peer learning throughout the year.

The Learning Communities provide a variety of ways to connect with colleagues by role (such as advisor, program/executive director) both in person and virtually. This happens at venues such as the NCAN national conference or at Spring Trainings; and on-line via webinars, our website and blog, and through NCAN's Web 2.0 Virtual Learning Community platform.

Online Learning Communities

NCAN currently manages three member-only Virtual Learning Communities. NCAN members are welcome to join any community of interest to them.

Advisor Learning Community

The Advisor Virtual Learning Community is for practitioners working directly with students. To receive an invitation, email Amina Anderson Pringle.

Executive/Program Directors Learning Community

The Executive/Program Directors Virtual Learning Community is a place where Executive and Program Directors from NCAN's member organizations can share and learn from one another. To receive an invitation, email Sara Melnick.

Network Learning Community

The Network Virtual Learning Community is for all staff working at a state, regional, or local network. To receive an invitation, email Carrie Warick.

Thank you from NCAN

NCAN would like to thank the Kresge Foundation and EduGuide for their support of the Learning Communities