A faculty learning community is a cross-disciplinary faculty group of four to six members engaging in an active, collaborative, yearlong program with a curriculum focus on specific topics about pedagogy in higher education.
Unlike a brown bag workshop or a one-time faculty development event, FLCs allow participants extended time to explore the topic and to develop and implement a change in pedagogy. Meeting monthly with the same group of colleagues also fosters another goal of FLCs: to create a sense of community and common purpose among the participants.
Successful applicants will participate in a kick off meeting with CELT director, Kate Elliott in early September. During the academic year FLC members will engage in monthly ongoing discussions with the other cohort participants to share ideas, work through challenges, and begin plans for dissemination of their work. Participants will also be asked to report back to the faculty in a CELT workshop or other venue during the spring semester.
Each FLC carries an award of $750.00, in two installments -- the first after fall work, the second payment will be made following implementation the development of a new or modified course, assignment, or classroom environment and creation of a deliverable to be reported back to the faculty.