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Faculty Learning Communities

Enhancing student learning through high-quality teaching

A faculty learning community (FLC) is a small, practice-oriented study group for faculty. Members of SCHEV-sponsored FLCs spend an academic year learning together about a topic of mutual interest related to teaching, learning or assessment. Through this initiative, SCHEV aims to create a structure for faculty to connect in meaningful ways and to develop "communities of practice" that support high-quality teaching and learning. 

Each FLC is led by a formally-identified facilitator (either the person who proposes the group or another member who agrees to assume the role). Facilitators are generally not experts on the topic of the FLC; they are there to learn along with everyone else. Facilitators are simply members who have agreed to take responsibility for coordinating the group, scheduling meetings, keeping the group on task, and submitting a final report to SCHEV on the FLC’s activities. SCHEV communicates with facilitators throughout the year to determine how the groups are progressing and to identify any concerns.   

How to Participate

There are two ways to participate in an FLC in 2019-20. 

1. Sign up for a place in an FLC on a pre-determined topic.

Read the descriptions of the FLC topics being offered for 2019-20 and sign up using the online FLC sign-up form. Space in these groups is limited and will be allocated primarily on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to sign up is Monday, September 9.

2. Get a group together and propose your own topic.

Use this FLC proposal worksheet (Word document) to prepare your submission. When you are ready, enter the information into the online FLC proposal submission form. Proposals for 2019-20 are due by Monday, September 9. SCHEV will review all proposals for appropriate scope and relevance.

Faculty Learning Community FAQs

  • Who can participate in an FLC?

  • What is the time commitment?

  • Are FLC participants compensated?

  • What kinds of topics do FLCs explore?

QuestionsFor questions about the resources on this page, or for additional assistance, contact JodiFisler@schev.edu.

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