Whole-Faculty Study Groups National Centers
| Carlene Murphy, Executive Director
4450 Old Waynesboro Rd.
Augusta, GA 30815
706-592-6251 (phone & fax)
| Karl Clauset, Director
4579 El Dorado Way, #206
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-676-8001 (phone & fax)
There are fifteen (15) procedural or
process guidelines that distinguish WFSGs from other collaborative
designs. WFSG schools follow the guidelines.
- Keep the size of the study group between
three and six.
- Determine study group membership by
who wants to address an identified student need.
- Establish and keep a regular schedule,
meeting weekly or every two weeks.
- Establish group norms and routinely
revisit the norms.
- Establish a pattern of study group
leadership, rotating among members.
- Develop a Study Group Action Plan
by the end of the second study group meeting.
- Complete a Study Group Log after each
study group meeting.
- Have a curriculum and instructional
focus that requires members to routinely examine student work
and to observe students in classrooms engaged in instructional
- Make a comprehensive list of learning
resources, both material and human.
- Use multiple professional development
strategies, such as training, to accomplish the study group's
- Reflect on the study group's work
and the impact of current practice on student performance.
- Recognize all study group members
- Expect transitions.
- Assess study group work to determine
what evidence there is that the targeted student needs have been
- Establish a variety of communication
networks and strategies.