What are Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)?
Faculty Learning Communities, or FLCs, are small groups — typically 6-8 people — organized around a topic or cohort. These communities have been implemented at several higher education institutions to advance faculty development through peer-to-peer development activities.
Read more about how the Office of Distance Learning is implementing these communities across the University of Louisiana at Lafayette through the following pages:
UL Lafayette Faculty Learning Communities
Through this initiative, faculty facilitators lead topic-based learning communities dedicated to innovating hybrid and online teaching and learning through the application of a specific pedagogy, technique, or technology.
The purpose of this program is to:
- Provide the opportunity for peer-to-peer professional development in online and hybrid teaching and learning.
- Introduce more faculty to online and hybrid course design.
- Innovate and explore new pedagogies, techniques, and technologies for enhancing online and hybrid teaching and learning.
- Create a community of practice and research around online and hybrid teaching and learning.
- Impact the larger community through research and writing, workshops, and other activities and deliverables.
Throughout the academic year, facilitators will lead individual, topic-based learning communities dedicated to innovating hybrid and online teaching and learning through the application of a specific pedagogy, technique, or technology.
Those interested in becoming facilitators must apply through the Distance Learning Call for Proposals (CFP). Applicants selected to be facilitators will complete facilitator orientation and participate in a facilitator cohort that meets on a monthly basis. Facilitators will be responsible for coordinating meetings and activities for their FLC and ensuring the completion of required core deliverables.
FLC facilitators and members will receive stipends according to their roles.