What are Faculty Learning Communities?
Each year, the PACE Center will develop Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) to provide faculty from around campus the opportunity to learn from each other and work with each other toward a common goal of active learning.
While most of these FLCs will meet monthly or twice each month on campus, several may opt to meet digitally. In this latter case, there are several classrooms and conference rooms equipped with the necessary technology to foster virtual meetings.
Each semester all FLCs will meet collectively for 90 minutes to share their progress and seek feedback from participants of other FLCs. A budget of $500 annually will be available for each FLC to purchase educational supplies, materials, or software if necessary.
Examples of FLCs:
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journal Club: Will read, discuss, and analyze current teaching and learning research articles.
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Club: Will offer advice to faculty, who have completed research and/or data collection, about the writing and submission process
- Active Learning in Large Classroom Settings: Will discuss techniques, provide advice, and offer support about active learning techniques used in large classrooms (>80 students)
- Active Learning in Online Pedagogy: Will offer guidance and support for those integrating active learning in online courses.
- Active Learning in Graduate Courses: Will provide support for faculty interested in using active learning in graduate courses
- Active Learning in Core Courses: Will support faculty and give advice on how to integrate active learning into first-year core service courses
Check back in the Fall to apply!