Programs & Services

Faculty learning communities (FLCs)

FLCs are focused on the pursuit of greater understanding about a particular topic or issue in higher education. They encourage the sharing of practices and honest dialogue within a formal structure that is designed to run for a designated period. These cohorts are lead by faculty members with expertise in facilitating such groups and providing meaningful experiences.

FLC topics can vary, but typically focus on areas of study that relate to how we can develop the art, craft, and science of teaching or scholarship. In the past we have run FLCs on the following topics:

  • Teacher identity and presence
  • Pedagogy and practice
  • Creativity in the classroom
  • Assessment theory and practice
  • The resource group on the evaluation of teaching (TARGET)

Interested in participating?

FLCs are designed to run across one academic year. Participation in an FLC is open to faculty members (and professional staff) who have been successful in the application process. Membership is typically limited to 10 or 12 members and one facilitator. Applications for participating in an FLC are distributed in the spring.

FLC participants commit to participating in the FLC and sharing their learning and innovations in practice with the University and external higher education community. Participants may receive a stipend in support of professional development.

Who can you contact?

For more information on current or upcoming FLCs, please contact: