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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 collaborative semester-long program dedicated to exploring student engagement through active learning strategies.

Mindfulness in Teaching Faculty Learning Community (MT-FLC)

The MT-FLC provides a supportive community for faculty and staff interested in exploring mindfulness as a technique to build resiliency and cultivate wellness in their work with students.

Junior Faculty Learning Community (JR-FLC)

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

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 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.