Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) at Indiana University Bloomington are cohorts of faculty members, often from different disciplines or fields of study, who ask questions about teaching and learning, try out teaching innovations, assess student learning, create new models of practice, and publish scholarship about their work. Each FLC shares a question, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic, as members deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. Like the Communities of Inquiry that are at the core of the CITL’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, FLCs work together to produce outcomes or products about teaching and learning. Faculty in such communities engage in scholarly teaching and student-centered learning, collaborating within a collegial framework that offers peer review and support.
The CITL announces the topics of the coming year's FLCs in August, and begins to accept applications at that time from IUB faculty members who would like to participate in an FLC for the academic year. (Download the 2013-14 application form as a Word document if you'd like to see what the application entails.) The application deadline is typically at the end of September.
Currently active FLCs:
- Fostering Classroom Inclusion
- Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM
- Flipping the Class
- Non-Tenure Track Faculty
- Engaging Differences
- Preparing Future Professors
- History Learning Project
- Informatics Collegium