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.
New FLC for 2015
Facilitator: ORGS and the Lucas Center
Participants will develop topics of common interest for a faculty learning community that centers on writing research grants.
Join us for an organizational meeting on January 8th from 1:00-1:30 PM
Gen Ed Thread
Flipped Classroom Model
Facilitator: CJ Jordanek
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. Faculty will gather once per month from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays
January 29th, February 26th, March 26th, April 23rd
Facilitator: Laura Frost
This group began last year as a joint project with the Whitaker Center. This FLC will explore the student-centered learning approach called Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). This approach uses guided inquiry – a constructivist learning cycle of exploration, concept invention, and application, to engage learners. Although POGIL originated in chemistry and is currently expanding into STEM fields, I have seen effectiveness data in disciplines as varied as nursing, professional sales, and foreign languages. Faculty will gather once per month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Thursdays
January 22nd, February 19th, March 22nd, April 16th
Facilitator: Anne-Marie Bouche
This FLC will explore ways to keep students actively engaged in course content through active learning. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays
January 20th, February 17th, March 17th, April 14th
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)/Writing/Publishing
Facilitator: Laura Frost
This group began meeting two years ago and will continue. Some faculty members have joined sub-groups working on cross disciplinary research projects. Others come for advice on developing pedagogical research, developing surveys, finding resources, getting feedback on ideas from peers or just listening to the conversation. Faculty will gather once per month on Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m Thursdays