A Faculty Learning Community is a professional development experience organized by the Center for Excellence in Teaching. The CET provides leadership for the group, including selecting a topic, selecting meeting times, and providing support; through the leadershipof a faculty facilitator, the FLC members also will shape the group —s activities as the academic year progresses. The 2013-2014 FLC, "Transformative Learning," will be comprised of a maximum of ten (10) full-time faculty members selected from across Simmons — five schools.
FLC members will engage in discussion, classroom-based research, and scholarship related to Transformative Learning. By the end of the program, FLC participants will have:
- Discussed two books and several book chapters and/or peer-reviewed journal articles related to Transformative Learning and best practices in teaching;
- Drawn from the literature to develop group definition of Transformative Learning;
- Partnered with a member of the FLC from a different school within Simmons;
- Possibly implemented a change to their teaching to enhance their students — learning;
- Observed their partner —s teaching and collected data through interviews or reflective writing;
- Analyzed their partner —s teaching using relevant literature to create a publishable article for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning peer-reviewed publication;
- Shared their findings publically through a conference presentation, peer-reviewed publication, or CET workshop.
If there is interest among the FLC participants, the CET will coordinate the proposal and submission to an educational publisher of a Transformative Learning case study book in which the FLC members will be book chapter authors.
Please contact the CET for more information about the 2013-2014 FLC. The deadline for applications for the 2013-2014 Transformative Learning FLC is Friday, September 20, 2013.