2013-2014 FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITIES
To find out more about professional development funds and other rewards and expectations of FLC, please visit: FLC-FAQs
Definition of FLC
Milton Cox (2004) defined Faculty and Professional Learning Communities (FLCs) as “ cross disciplinary faculty and staff groups of six to fifteen members (eight to twelve is the recommended size) who engage in an active, collaborative, yearlong program with a curriculum about enhancing teaching and learning with frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, the scholarship of teaching, and community building” (pp. 8).
Expectations for Faculty and Professional Learning Communities
The most important thing to remember is that FLCs are intended to provide a supportive structure for whatever faculty currently do in relation to their professional development plans, not in addition to it. For instance, if a faculty member’s goal is to investigate the impact of an instructional strategy on the students taking a course, the FLC is expected to provide a supportive community of colleagues who have a similar goal.
True to their definition,
Ideally projects are:
Support from CETL for FLC projects:
We are very committed to supporting the FLCs in their work. Here are some things we could do for you:
Now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Interactive Teaching and Learning e-Handbook Team!
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