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Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are groups of 6-12 self-selected faculty across disciplines who join together in a year-long exploration of specific evidence-based teaching practices. FLCs support faculty in developing a new pedagogical approach, new kinds of assignments, and/or new ways to assess student learning. The program consists of a kick-off retreat in the fall semester to build community and initiate the conversations, regular meetings every three weeks which participants agree to attend faithfully, and an end-of-year presentation of products from participants. If there is a teaching and learning topic that you would like to be able to delve into with peers, please answer the annual call for proposals for new FLC topics, announced on our home page and sent to the Faculty Development Center’s group each year during the spring semester. A subsequent call for applications to participate in new FLCs goes out in mid-spring semester.

FLCs for 2017-18:

Fostering Engagement in the Digital Classroom
(Co-Facilitators: Milvia Hernandez, MLLI, & Tim Phin, Ancient Studies)

Fostering Student Reflection and Self-Regulation
(Facilitator: Kal Nanes, Mathematics & Statistics)

Improving Student Writing: Exploring Evidence-Based Feedback Methods
(Facilitator: John Schumacher, Sociology, Anthropology, Health Administration and Policy)

Teaching Sustainability & Climate Change
(Co-Facilitators: Matt Baker, GES, & Roy Meyers, Political Science)

Past FLCs:
Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (2016-17)
Teacher Scholars (2016-17)
Writing in the Disciplines (2016-17)
Incorporating Student Technology into the Classroom (2015-16)
Competency-Based Education (2015-16)
Integrating Teaching and Research (2015-16)
iTeach (2014-15)
Contemplative Pedagogies (2014-15)
Diversity in the Classroom: Enhancing the Curriculum and Environment (2014-15)
Teacher Scholars (2014-15)
Beyond the Term Paper: Innovative Alternatives to Measuring Student Learning (Spring 2014)
21st Century Literacies: Developing and Implementing Digital Assignments (Spring 2014)
Flipped Classroom Pedagogies (Spring 2014)