Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) support a collaborative culture of teaching.

The primary purpose of FLCs is to provide an environment for professional development, personal connections with peers, and opportunities to interact collegially to address issues pertaining to teaching and learning (Glowacki-Dudka & Brown, 2007).

FLCs will support scholarly teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and discipline based educational research within areas of interest. 

Terms of Reference

Want to establish or join a Faculty Learning Community?

Please review the FLC Terms of Reference for guidelines to start.

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Faculty Learning Communities Guide

Want help in facilitating a Faculty Learning Community?

This guide provides a framework for the design and development of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) and supports collaboration, learning, and knowledge generation.

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International and Global Health Faculty Learning Community

As an International and Global Health Faculty Learning Community, we focus on building our knowledge and skills in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) through the lens of international and global health. We encourage members to seek opportunities for growth related to SOTL while also drawing on their areas of strength and interest. We have decided to adapt a global health-focused simulation to teach undergraduate nursing students about the refugee experience and implications for nursing practice, with a focus on developing cultural humility and cultural safety. We are working in conjunction with the International and Global Health Student Leadership Team and together we find ways to support their learning and our supervisory skills.

Goals 

  • Adapt an existing United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) simulation to the nursing education context.
  • Develop skills related to the SOTL research process
  • Develop scholarly writing skills related to SOTL projects (literature reviews, publishing)
  • Build a community of scholars with a growth mindset and desire to make a difference