Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities provide faculty the opportunity for sustained reflection on a substantial and timely teaching question. Grounded in the belief that teaching best happens in community, FLCs seek to bring faculty together across disciplines to investigate questions that matter to all our classrooms.
Pilot FLCs for Spring 2013 (click for more information):
- Exploring Discomfort in the Classroom: Managing Hot Moments and Facilitating Difficult Discussions (meeting every other Wednesday at 10:00)
- Liberal Arts 2.0?: The Future of the Liberal Arts (meeting the second Monday of the month at 11:30)
Who leads the FLC?
FLCs are typically facilitated by a faculty pair who take responsibility for organizing and convening the FLC, as well as providing on-going support to participants as they develop their individual projects.
What is the time commitment?
FLCs typically cover two semesters. The first semester is organized as a seminar that meets regularly (usually biweekly) to discuss readings chosen by the facilitators and participants. In the (optional) second semester, the participants meet less frequently while they work on developing a pedagogical change or other project inspired by the work of the seminar.
All participants will be expected to submit a brief final report assessing the impact of the FLC on their teaching within a semester of its conclusion.
Is there a stipend?
Faculty who participate in the first semester seminar will receive a stipend of $500. Those who complete their implementation project during the second semester will receive an additional $500 stipend.
How do I sign up?
Interested faculty should drop a note to Patricia Neagle by October 15th indicating which FLC they are interested in participating in. The FLC organizers will then be in touch regarding next steps.