What are Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)?
FLCs are small groups of teachers that come together periodically to discuss a particular topic, issue, or practice. The goal is to advance teaching and learning through reflection, dialog, and peer support while building networks among faculty with common interests and a diversity of experience. In some cases an FLC may set out to create some document or resources, while in others the goal may simply be to share with and learn from colleagues.
How do I join an FLC?
There are a number of different opportunities to join an FLC on campus, including the TLTC's Elevate Fellows Program, the Office of Undergraduate Studies' Faculty Fellows Program, and various groups organized within college and departments. The TLTC's FLC Fellows Program creates opportunities for faculty of all ranks to propose, host, and participate in a semester-long FLC. Below, you can browse the list of FLCs available this semester through the FLC Fellows Program.
- Only join the FLC if you are able to attend all of the scheduled meetings. Use the registration link and password below to register for all of the meetings on our Eventbrite page.
- The FLC will be confirmed if we get at least 6 faculty members to participate, and each is capped at 12.
- At the conclusion of the semester, faculty who have participated in all of the FLC's meetings will receive their choice of a TLTC gift from our premium swag catalog. Details on that will be shared with the FLCs.
Fall 2017 FLCs:
Queer Faculty Learning Community
FLC Fellow: Dr. Alice E. Donlan, TLTC Director of Research
Fridays 10-11am: September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1
This FLC will serve as a space where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) instructors can build community, and learn more about teaching and learning from a queer lens. Throughout the semester, we will discuss the four pieces of effective teaching in the Fearless Teaching Framework (Climate, Content, Practice, and Assessment) and discuss how our work as instructors intersects with our identities as queer people.
Register here with the password "FLC17" by 9/21
ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them.
FLC Fellow: Dr. Michelle Bertke, Post-Doctoral Associate, CMNS
Wednesdays 10am-11am: September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, November 29
Participants will receive a copy of, and read sections of ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them (Schwartz et al., 2016) and meet to discuss topics important topics to improve classroom instruction: Classroom Climate, Group Work, Knowledge Organization, Teaching Inquiry, and Providing Feedback.
Supporting Graduate Student Writing Development.
FLC Fellow: Dr. Linda C. Macrì, Director, Academic and Professional Development, The Graduate School
Mondays 2-3pm: September 18-December 11 (with no meeting November 13 and December 4)
Participants will discuss challenges and strategies for supporting graduate students in their development as communicators in their disciplines. Resources will include some selected readings on evidence-based ways to support writing development for graduate students and invited Writing Fellows from the Graduate School Writing Center.