Faculty Learning Communities
What is a Faculty Learning Community?
A Faculty Learning Community (or FLC) is a group of interdisciplinary faculty who engage in an active, collaborative, year-long program. Each FLC focuses on researching and testing a scholarly and pedagogical topic that is important to the larger academic community.
Once the FLC begins, participants attend monthly meetings that include teaching and learning activities, development and training opportunities, and community building. An important component of an FLC is an emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Thus, participants will read the faculty development literature and design individual or small group projects for their department or college that allow the assessment and evaluation of these efforts, suitable for presentation or publication in a professional journal.
The LT&ITC, with major support from the Office of the Provost, offers support for several Faculty Learning Communities each academic Year. The program includes a curriculum about enhancing faculty development with regularly-scheduled meetings and activities that provide participants with opportunities pertaining to the FLC’s major focus.
For a description of the upcoming FLCs, click the topics below:
2017-2018 Academic Year FLCs:
- Academic Rigor (Facilitator: Dr. William Levine)
- Open Data in Academic Teaching, Learning, and Research (Facilitator: Mary Ellen Sloane)
- Problem-Based Learning (Facilitator: Dr. Terry Goodin)
- Teaching Students in a STEM Major (Facilitator: Dr. Brian Slaboch)
- Teaching Trios (Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Bleiler-Baxter)
If you are interested in participating in one of the above FLCs, please complete the application.