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Faculty Learning Communities

Each year, the Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors and facilitates a number of faculty learning communities (FLCs), which are structured cohorts of faculty and staff that build community, engage in scholarly practice, and develop the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Adjunct Faculty Learning Community

The Adjunct Faculty Learning Community (AFLC) is designed to address pedagogical questions that adjunct faculty may have, and to help them build a community of fellow educators. The AFLC will also provide opportunities for adjunct faculty to reflect on what they have learned about teaching. Participants will attend four cohort meetings and two CTL workshops, and they will have Mid-Semester Assessments done for their course. Each participant who completes all portions for the AFLC will receive a $200 stipend.

Creating a Compelling Teaching Portfolio Faculty Learning Community

The Creating a Compelling Teaching Portfolio FLC, brought to you by IFATE (NSF DUE# 1856653), will engage instructors in building a portfolio which documents their teaching effectiveness. Participants will use evidence from a variety of sources that capture their teaching practices, build a narrative around their teaching work, plan for future strategic collection of evidence, document changes made in teaching, and gain insight into moving their teaching forward. This year-long FLC will meet every other week on Thursdays at 1:00 for 90 minutes; there will be 6 meetings each semester.  Upon completion of the FLC requirements, each participant will receive a stipend of $600 ($300 per semester).

Designing for Student Success Faculty Learning Community*

The Designing for Student Success Faculty Learning Community is intended for faculty who teach courses critical for student success and who want to design courses that support student success. Courses critical for student success include those that have a high impact on retention (e.g. lower division courses, courses that are prerequisites for majors, or those that serve as critical junctures in undergraduate degree completion). There are seven 120-minute bi-weekly sessions. Upon completion of the FLC requirements, each participant will receive a stipend of $500 ($250 for one semester of planning and $250 for one semester of implementation).
*This is a one year FLC (same cohort does both Spring and Fall) and recruits in the fall for a spring cohort. Those that are interested are encouraged to check in the fall semester and apply to be in a new cohort at that time.

Inclusive Excellence Faculty Learning Community^

The Inclusive Excellence (IE) Faculty Learning Community, offered in collaboration with staff from the BUILD Program, supports faculty efforts to address equity, inclusion, and diversity at the course level. Participants will meet nine times over the course of two semesters (seven times in the fall, two times in the spring) to assess resources on inclusive excellence in the classroom and apply principles of inclusive excellence to pedagogical and course design choices. A $500 stipend will be awarded to each IE FLC participant upon completion of the FLC deliverables.
^This is a one year FLC (same cohort does both fall and spring) and recruits in the spring for a fall cohort. Those that are interested are encouraged to check in the spring semester and apply to be in a new cohort at that time.

Service-Learning (SL) Faculty Learning Community

The Service-Learning (SL) Faculty Learning Community is designed for faculty who are new/newer to Service-Learning (SL), including instructors who are designing or revising a new SL class or teaching an established class that already includes SL. The FLC will inspire and equip faculty to use SL best practices in a manageable way. Participants will attend six cohort meetings, participate in an observation of one another’s classes, and produce a deliverable (like a syllabus, revised assignment, or a different way of evaluating or reflecting on SL and its effectiveness). Participants who complete all portions for the Service-Learning Faculty Learning Community will receive a $300 stipend.