Learning Communities

CETL will offer two (20) Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) this year.  FLC’s engage a small group of faculty in a collaborative semester or year-long program with a curriculum about enhancing teaching and learning.  Through seminars and activities that provide learning and development, faculty engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning and community building.

Spring 2016 FLCs:

(schedules to be determined by participants – minimum 6 meetings during the semester)

FLC 1 – Service Learning
FLC 2 – Teaching Online

Service Learning FLC

Participants will explore the high impact practice of curricular and co-curricular service learning, including theory, models, designing effective S-L assignments, projects, and courses.


  • Theoretical Background and Underpinnings
  • Pedagogy of Service-Learning
  • Critical Reflection
  • Campus-Community Partnerships
  • Integrating Service-Learning into the Curriculum
  • Co-Curricular Service-Learning
  • Assessing Service-Learning
  • Logistics and Management of Service-Learning

Online Learning FLC

Participants will explore designing effective online learning, whether as support for a traditional on-campus course, a hybrid course or a fully online course.


  • Online Course Quality, Teaching Perspectives
  • Course/Learning Design, Learning Styles, Online Learners
  • Learning Goals and Outcomes
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Teaching and Learning Activities
  • Learning as a Social Activity
  • Time Management for Students and Instructors
  • Instructor – Student Communication