Faculty Learning Communities | Nevada State College

Faculty Learning Communities

Are you interested in receiving feedback on innovative teaching strategies you’re using or considering implementing?
Would you like to meet and collaborate with faculty from across the campus?
  • Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) can help enhance a sense of community among faculty and offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and dialogue about teaching and learning.
  • FLCs can provide effective “deep learning” that encourages and supports faculty members as they explore, practice, assess, and adopt new methods of teaching.
  • Faculty Learning Communities (each consisting of about 8-10 NSC faculty) will meet every three or four weeks during the semester.
  • Each FLC will focus on a topic (e.g., promoting student engagement, effective teaching practices, how learning works, collaborative learning techniques, teaching with technology).
  • The Faculty Learning Community (FLC), led by its facilitator or co-facilitators, determines its own schedule and activities but may choose to discuss selected readings, share ideas and projects, solicit peer feedback, and attend activities together.
  • FLCs typically are either a) theoretical and discussion-based or b) project-based.
  • Each FLC member is encouraged to identify a particular goal/outcome or project/product that s/he will work on and share with the FLC.
  • For the FLC to be successful, each member should commit to active participation (at least 75% attendance of FLC meetings and activities) and contribute to discussions.
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