A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a group of faculty who come together around a particular topic that interests them. The only requirement is attendance! Each community meets on its own schedule (usually every other week) and discusses, researches and finds a way to share the information learned. The topics are general and there’s no ‘right answer’…. the details will emerge from the community conversation. Participation in FLCs may apply to your professional development requirement for your APPDo.
See if these topics interest you!
Join with one another to be more thoughtful about your chosen career.
Fill out the 2014 Fall Faculty Learning Communities Interest Survey.
We’ll contact you during the week of September 8th.
What the Best College Teachers Do. We’ll follow the work of Ken Bain in his book, What the Best College Teachers Do and figure out ways to add to our teaching tool kits. (You’ll need to supply the book if you don’t already have a copy)
Emerging Higher Education Pedagogies. This community may choose to focus on emerging pedagogies — connectivism, social learning, networked learning, flipped classrooms, MOOCs, personal learning networks (a favorite of mine), Rhizomatic Learning and others.
Emerging Issues in Higher Education --This community may want to look beyond teaching practices to the globalization of education, public and private colleges and universities. accessibility, completion, costs and persistent gaps among diverse population
Faculty as Institutional Leaders — How do faculty members lead in a context of rapid change, without giving up the classroom? What might this look like? Faculty are the life blood of the institution, but how can they also lead it?
STEAM — A continuing community. This community has been meeting for a year and is interested in teaching at the intersection of science and arts.
If none of these interest you, suggest a topic that does. You’ll find a link on the CETL Web Page that lets you suggest a topic. CETL is very happy to sponsor any FLC that pertains to your faculty development.