Faculty Learning Communities & Reading Roundtables
Faculty Learning Communities and Faculty Reading Roundtables are discussion groups focused on a variety of topics and texts. In the past, members of these groups have generated ongoing collaborations, shared insights and experiences about their lives as professors, and developed plans for enriching our existing programs. Some groups are still gathering ideas for future projects.
Kickoff Meeting for 2012-2013 Season - August 17th, noon - Solms Hall, room 110Please plan to join us for the kickoff meeting for the 2012-2013 season. This event will provide an opportunity for the members of each group to meet and greet.
Group Discussion Boards
Each FLC and FRR has a private discussion board accessible from Pirates' View Vista, making it much easier for members to participate in group meetings and discussions. To access the discussion board for a group, sign in to Pirates' View Vista and follow the links for "Faculty Development - Virtual Center for Teaching & Learning."
- To build university-wide community through teaching, learning, and scholarship
- To emphasize that teaching is serious intellectual work
- To learn more about how, why, when and where students learn best
- To improve our effectiveness and enjoyment of our work as professionals
- To research teaching and learning based upon theory, evidence, practice and assessment of outcomes
- To encourage scholarly productivity
- To increase faculty collaboration across the disciplines
- To create an awareness of the complexity of teaching and that it requires career-long professional development in both the content of one’s discipline and in teaching that discipline