Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was proud to formally and financially support Faculty Learning Communities for many years. As part of our ongoing efforts to try new things and positively impact as many faculty as possible, the decision was made to cease direct support of FLCs following the Spring 2017 semester. Although we will no longer be providing formal structure or funding to FLCs, we highly encourage faculty to join together to learn, collaborate, share interests, research, experiences, and outcomes.

 

Please, feel free to reach out to various CETL staff for consultation and guidance on any topic to which you believe they can lend their expertise.



Overview

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a cross-disciplinary group of faculty, graduate students and professional staff who will engage in an active, collaborative, and year-long program focused on enhancing teaching and learning. FLC members participate in regular seminars and/or activities that provide learning, development, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and community building.

“Extensive documentary evidence suggests that effective learning communities have important benefits for students and faculty. Faculty benefits include diminished isolation, a shared purpose, and cooperation among faculty colleagues, increased curricular integration, a fresh approach to one’s discipline, and increased satisfaction with their students’ learning (Lenning & Ebbers, 1999).” 

View a list of past FLC topics.