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Faculty Learning Communities

Are you looking to discuss and reflect on your teaching and connect with other faculty members across campus? Consider joining a Faculty Learning Community.

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What is a Faculty Learning Community?

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are informal cross-disciplinary groups, facilitated and run by faculty members, that meet every three weeks to explore teaching topics in depth. Participants in FLCs learn from each other, investigate and assess teaching methods within a supportive cohort and reflect and become more purposeful about their current practice.

How can a Faculty Learning Community benefit me?

Whether you are a new faculty member looking to learn teaching tips, or an experienced faculty member seeking new insights, FLCs are a fun way to connect with other instructors and gain new perspectives. By meeting every three weeks, FLCs allow you to dig deep into questions about teaching and learning and become more purposeful about your teaching.

Three Faculty Learning Communities are meeting during the 2013-14 academic year.

New Advances in College Pedagogy

This group will explore a new teaching method, study, theory or concept every meeting. Participants will be asked to read a short article or watch a short presentation and will meet to discuss and explore the practical implications of these new advances in college teaching.

If you are interested in joining this FLC, contact Bridget Arend

Hybrid Learning Community

The DU Hybrid Learning Community will meet once every few weeks to share challenges and lessons learned in teaching hybrid courses, get support in thinking through design and teaching issues, and explore additional topics of interest related to the hybrid approach.

If you are interested in joining this FLC, contact Virginia Pitts

Teaching Online @ DU

The purpose of this learning community is to share information and resources about online learning. Faculty and staff members who have completed the OTL’s Teaching Online Workshop (TOW) are invited to join this community but it is also open to anyone involved in online/distance learning at DU.  We will get together in person or via Adobe Connect each month to network, share ideas and explore current technologies that support online learning. The Teaching Online @ DU FLC meets on the 2nd Friday of each month from 9:00-10:30 in the Office of Teaching & Learning conference room.

If you are interested in joining this FLC, contact Kathy Keairns

Who to contact?

Contact Bridget Arend if you are interested in facilitating a Faculty Learning Community next year.

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