Faculty Learning Communities

The Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are voluntary, structured, year-long, multidisciplinary communities of practice consisting of between 8-12 members focused on the goals of building community and developing the scholarship of teaching and learning. Members engage in an active, collaborative program focused on enhancing teaching and learning, improving an institutional program or effort, or improving the overall effectiveness of the university.

FLC organize around broad ideas. The collective, once formed, begins to focus the FLC goals and select appropriate outcomes. The outcomes of FLC are typically presented at a campus event and/or peer-reviewed national conferences.

There are two types of FLC: cohort based (cb) and topic-based (tb). Examples of some cohort-based FLC include junior faculty, senior faculty, mid-career faculty, graduate students, department chairs, lab instructors, and part-time/adjunct faculty. Examples of some topic-based FLC include high school to college transition, understanding and developing an inclusive campus climate, active learning, online course design, summer reading program, and quantitative literacy.

We are in the process of updating this page. For more information about FLCs, contact Dr. Amy Smith, CTLE Director.