What is a Faculty Learning Community?
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty members who meet regularly and engage in scholarly practices to increase their knowledge about teaching and innovative instructional practices. This takes place in a supportive, scholarly atmosphere to explore and apply knowledge acquired within the community. FLCs represent a strategic approach to advancing lessons learned across the institution.
Collaborative, informative and project driven.
Together, participants assess their students’ understanding; design, plan and implement new instructional practices based on research; and reflect on their own approach to teaching and learning.
The experience is intended to enhance each participant’s teaching in ways that may lead to changes in student learning and, when appropriate, to the production of scholarship (e.g., presentations, publications) that disseminates teaching innovations. Focused on enhancing teaching and learning with seminars and activities that promote learning, development and community building.
CTL Summer Instructor Academy
A week-long retreat that provides a small group of full-time and part-time faculty with an opportunity for professional reflection and renewal in a collegial atmosphere.