FLC 2018

Teaching is intellectual work fundamental to the University’s educational mission and requires continual adaptation, innovation and improvement. The Faculty Learning Community is a group of faculty members engaged in regular meetings to increase their knowledge about teaching, to increase their motivation to pursue innovation, and to become more scholarly in their approach to teaching.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017


Invitation for Applications and Nominations

The Office of the Provost is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the 2018 Faculty Learning Community (FLC). The FLC program was the focus of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). FLCs give faculty members from all disciplines the knowledge, skills, and pedagogical support to improve their teaching and enhance the learning environment.

Application Deadline

Complete applications are due in the Office of the Provost, 240 Ashe Building, on or before December 15, 2017. They may also be submitted via the online form, or electronically to kfranklin@miami.edu on or before December 15, 2017.

Submissions

This year, we are accepting online and paper-based submissions. Please select the option preferable to you. 

Eligibility and Expectations

The University regards FLC membership as an acknowledgment of excellent, innovative, and effective teaching. It is open to all full time University faculty who are engaged in undergraduate teaching. Faculty who are selected will be designated as FLC Fellows and will receive a one course teaching reduction in the Fall 2018 semester. In addition, each topic group will have a shared pool of funds available to support their FLC work. FLC Fellows will meet seven times over the course of the Spring semester to engage in facilitated discussion regarding their theme and their courses. They also will be expected to incorporate active-learning concepts into an existing or new course, utilize emerging tools/technologies as part of the course, assess active-learning outcomes, and teach the enhanced course at least three times during the five years after their FLC is concluded.

Themes

This year, there will be distinct FLC groups around two themes:

3D Printing / Maker Technologiestinkercad rover

This theme is focused on incorporating opportunities for students to transform course content, projects, and new ideas into physical models, sculptures, and mechanisms.

Educational Applications

Media-Based Assignmentswindows adobe xd

This theme is focused on leveraging the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and other software to enable students to create and edit images, data visualizations, audio, video, and multimedia projects.