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Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are informal groups of faculty members who meet on a regular basis to explore topics of common interest. Groups may discuss relevant articles and classroom examples. Some groups may pose questions for the group to answer or seek problem solving help. Other groups may develop research projects or begin scholarly writing groups. 
Check the calendar for meeting dates of current FLCs.  All are welcome to attend.

Gen Ed ThreadGen Ed Thread 
Facilitator:  Eric Otto
This group will explore issues related to teaching courses in the General Education Program.  Participants will develop topics of common interest to facilitate development and improvement of teaching and learning in these classes. 

Flipped Flipped Classroom Model
Facilitator: Vickie Johnston
Flip teaching is a form of  blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with the professor offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. This is also known as backwards classroom, reverse instruction, flipping the classroom and reverse teaching.  Like any methodology, there are effective and ineffective ways of doing this.  This group will explore this methodology.



SoTLScholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)/Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) TAA logo

Facilitator: Laura Frost
This group meets to discuss SoTL projects they are developing, share resources to support their work, and find ways to support scholarly writing. TAA memberships are available to participating faculty and can provide a network of resources to textbook and academic authors.