Faculty Learning Communities

Our Model

To better support communities of inquiry and practice around teaching, CET&L sponsors multiple Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) each year. Our FLCs bring together cohorts of faculty members, often from different disciplines, who engage in ongoing collaboration and dialogue that explores a theme, topic, or question related to teaching and learning. For example, community members might work together to identify effective teaching practices, engage in peer classroom observations, or produce scholarship related to teaching and learning within a collegial environment that provides peer review and support. Although each FLC is supported by one or two facilitators, community members play a crucial role in determining the Community’s goals and contributing to other members’ personal and professional growth.

Our FLCs are open to all members of UC's teaching community, including part-time and visiting faculty, from any of UC’s campuses. To learn more about the FLCS and apply, please visit the individual FLC pages below.

Current Offerings

Active Learning Faculty Learning Community (AL-FLC)

The AL-FLC is a semester-long program dedicated to exploring student engagement through active learning strategies.

The AL-FLC will be offered in Spring 2019.

Peer Educator Faculty Learning Community (PE-FLC)

The PE-FLC is a yearlong collaborative program in which participants will engage in discussion, reflection, and planning related to using undergraduate peer educators in the classroom.

Artistry in Teaching Faculty Learning Community (AT-FLC)

The AT-FLC is a semester-long program dedicated to exploring the affective and qualitative dimensions of teaching.

The AT-FLC will be offered in Spring 2018.

Program Assessment Faculty Learning Community (PA-FLC)

The PA-FLC supports faculty and staff who want to deepen their understanding of current trends, local practices and topics in assessment on teaching and learning by sharing work, discussing articles, and providing feedback for continuous improvement efforts with colleagues from across the university. This is a yearlong program.

 

Junior Faculty Learning Community (JR-FLC)

The JR-FLC is a semester-long collaborative program of learning and reflection, where faculty help each other build upon and enhance their existing teaching skills.

The JR-FLC will be offered in Spring 2019.

Universal Design for Learning & Accessibility Faculty Learning Community (UA-FLC)

The UA-FLC is a collaborative program that explores how the principles of UDL can be used to give every student an equal opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge.

The UA-FLC is currently on hiatus.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Faculty Learning Community (SoTL-FLC)

The SoTL-FLC is a collaborative program of learning and reflection to help faculty develop knowledge and skills for SoTL research.

Advanced Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Faculty Learning Community (Advanced SoTL-FLC)

The Advanced SoTL-FLC is a yearlong collaborative program of learning and reflection to help faculty deepen their SoTL networks and make significant progress on their own SoTL agendas. It is open to alumni of the SoTL-FLC and other experienced SoTL researchers.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journal Club

The SoTL Journal Club supports members of UC’s teaching community who want to deepen their understanding of current trends and topics in research on teaching and learning by reading and discussing articles with colleagues from across the university. It is a yearlong program.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Group

The SoTL Writing Group provides a supportive community to keep members motivated and accountable as they work toward a scholarly publication on teaching and learning. This is a semester-long program. (Substantially online with 1 face-to-face meeting)

The SoTL Writing Group will be offered in Spring 2019.

Experiential Learning Faculty Learning Community (EL-FLC)

The EL-FLC is a collaborative program where participants engage in discussion, reflection, and planning relating to experiential learning pedagogy.

The EL-FLC is currently on hiatus.