The Center for Teaching & Learning
Georgia Southern University

Learning Communities

2017-18 Topics

Flipped Learning

Participants in this Faculty Learning Community (FLC)  will discuss the flipped method and strategies for implementing it into their courses to enhance the learning experience and encourage student engagement. In the Fall, participants will develop flipped module(s), which they implement into their course in the Spring.

Applications will be accepted from August 1st to August 21st via Google Application Form.

Learn more about the Flipped FLC

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

In this learning community for instructors new to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), participants work through the steps of developing a SoTL project for their course in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Applications will be accepted from August 1 to August 21, 2017 via Google Application Form.

Learn more about the SoTL FLC

About

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are groups of trans-disciplinary faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and professional staff engaging in a collaborative program focused on teaching, learning, research, and/ or other aspects of academic life over an extended period of time.

(from “What is a Faculty and Professional Learning Community?” Miami University of Ohio)

FLC members apply what they learn to the courses they teach or other work areas, assess the results, and share the results of their work with colleagues and the campus community.

Goals

  • Build university-wide community around teaching and learning;
  • Facilitate engagement with current research and innovations in Higher Education teaching and learning;
  • Encourage evidence-based teaching practices, scholarly teaching, and the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Increase faculty collaboration across disciplines;
  • Create awareness that good teaching is serious intellectual work, which benefits from sustained effort, informed innovation, formative assessment, and ongoing professional development.

Expectations for FLC Members

  • Commit to regular participation in FLC meetings;
  • Depending of the specific FLC goals, prepare a final presentation (poster or panel presentation) or report to share insights and learning outcomes with the Georgia Southern community.

Contact the CTL at ctl@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-0049 for more information on current learning communities.

Last updated: 8/2/2017

For questions or problems with this site, please contact Peter Berryman at paberryman@georgiasouthern.edu.