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.

FLC Fellowship

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.


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.

Participant List

  • Communities of Practice: 2
  • Number of Participants: 7
3D Printing / Maker Technologies
Gemma Henderson, LIFE (Facilitator)
Ivan Albreht, Art and Art History
Emrah Celik, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Zevensuy Rodriguez, Cinema and Interactive Media
Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, Geography and Regional Studies

Media-Based Assignments
Nathalie Molina, LIFE (Facilitator)
Fiorella Cotrina, Modern Languages and Literatures
James Giancaspro, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Danielle K Houck, English Composition
Ana Maria Menda, Teaching and Learning
Rechna Varma, Cinema and Interactive Media