What are Faculty Learning Communities?
The Engaging Classrooms QEP team is excited to announce the inaugural year of Faculty Learning Communities at SHSU! Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are peer-facilitated groups of faculty who come together to explore a particular theme. The spirit of the FLC program is to make time and space for faculty to engage in conversation and inquiry around a topic of mutual interest. During the course of an FLC, a group of about 8 faculty members from diverse ranks and across disciplines go through the process of creating scholarship together: identifying an area of interest to explore, designing an innovation in this area, and reporting the outcomes of this innovation.
Curious to learn more? Join our FLC facilitators for a virtual drop-in event to learn about each FLC theme and how it will function during the spring. The drop-in will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 12-1pm over Zoom. If you are interested in stopping by, please complete this short form to register and receive a Zoom link. Registrants will be able to pick up a boxed lunch before the virtual drop-in event.
FLC Themes for Spring 2021
- Motivating and Learning in Large Gateway Courses
- Best Practices in Community Engaged Learning: Developing and Implementing ACE Pedagogy in Your Courses
- Active Learning in a Non-Majors Core Course: Getting a Small Class Feel in a Large Class Setting
- Community Engaged Research: Scholarship with, and in, Communities
- The Study of Neuroscience in Education: The Discovery of Current Research in Neuroscience and How We Use That In Instruction to Create a Better Learning Environment
- Online Teaching and Learning: Exploring Challenges and Best Practices
How can you apply?
You can access the application through the button below. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis for the Spring 2021 semester.