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Learning Communities

Faculty at UMBC come together to investigate a variety of issues of teaching and learning, share approaches and practices, and stimulate one another to innovate in their teaching.

One form that these faculty collaborations take is Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs), which are groups of self-selected faculty who gather to discuss a particular teaching and learning idea or to experiment with a particular technique. The FDC helps support and facilitate FLCs.

Other teaching discussion groups at UMBC focus on recently published books on teaching and learning topics; the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL); Team-Based Learning (TBL); Active Learning, Inquiry Teaching (ALIT) in STEM disciplines; and issues of teaching and learning in Biology and in Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication (MLLI).