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Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) stimulate innovation; create experiential, collaborative learning environments; increase collaboration; and make best use of limited funding:

  • FLCs provide a flexible professional development structure that supports learning of any topic—instructional technologies, cultural competency, the scholarship of teaching and learning— necessary to keep faculty up-to-date with changes in the demographics of their students and the culture of higher education.
  • FLCs increase communication and collaboration amongst faculty who, by the nature of their work in individual classrooms, are often isolated from their colleagues.

Faculty who participate in FLCs report increases in student engagement and student achievement. 

Faculty Learning Communities Scholarly Works

2012 Faculty Learning Communities Project Evaluationpdf
Contacts: Stanford T. Goto, Western Washington University; Maureen Pettitt, Skagit Valley Community College; Benjamin Moll, Corban University.

Assessment of Faculty Learning Communities: Considering Social Dimensions of Participant Choice[PDF]
Contacts: Paul Marshall, Everett Community College; Stanford T. Goto, Western Washington University; Shannon Gaule, Western Washington University

2013-14 Faculty Learning Communities

2013-14 IGNIS Webinar Series—FLC Highlights

Join members of the SBCTC-Funded 2013-14 FLCs as they share what they have learned through their work over the course of the year.  After 10-minute presentations from each FLC, there will be time for Q&A and discussion.

No pre-registration required. To participate, simply log in to the IGNIS webinar room.

Thursday, May 8, 2:00pm: Inclusion, Universal Design, Reading Apprenticeship
This IGNIS webinar has been POSTPONED
. Stay tuned to this page, the ATL listserv, or the Assessment, Learning, Teaching blog for updates.

Thursday, May 15, 2:00pm: K-12/CTC Partnerships, LGBPTQIA, QM: Transition from F2F to Hybrid

  • Tacoma: Reimagining Relationships Between High School and College Instructors
  • Highline: LGBT+-- LGBPTQIA Socially Responsible Faculty
  • Olympic: Transitioning a Face-to-Face Course to a Hybrid Course Using the Quality Matters™ Rubric Standards and Best Practices for Blended Learning

Thursday, May 22, 2:00pm: Transition from College to Workforce, Mindfulness, QM: Engaging and Accessible

  • Highline: Improving Transition to College and Workforce with Technology
  • Olympic: Engaging and Accessible: Achieving Quality Matters Standards in Online Teaching
  • Olympic: Using Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Thursday, May 29, 2:00pm: Learning Communities, Service Learning

  • Clark: Incorporating the Learning Community Model into Clark College: A faculty learning community on student learning communities
  • Columbia Basin: Enhancing Student Learning and Development: Exploring Service Learning
  • Clark: Adopting Open Resources for Improved Student Learning

Thursday, June 5, 2:00pm: OER, Courage to Teach, Social Sciences Online

  • South Puget Sound: Exploring Platforms for Collaborative Creation of Open Textbooks
  • Lake Washington: The Courage to Teach
  • Bellevue: Social Science Learning Online Group (SSLOG)

Thursday, June 12, 2:00pm: Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Collaborations

  • Lower Columbia: Integrating Cooperative Learning Activities into the Classroom Across the Disciplines
  • Pierce: Interdisciplinary Collaborations between Professional/Technical Programs
  • Spokane Falls: Universal Design


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