FLC Institute | International Alliance of Teacher Scholars: 13th Annual
Faculty Learning Community
Developers’ and Facilitators’ Institute
will be held
June 20-23, 2012
Kellogg West Ranch at California Polytechnic State University
Pomona, (Southern) California
Read about Western Washington University’s experiences
in their General Education Focused Faculty Learning Community.
Community is often missing in higher education, where connections across disciplines and institutional units are overlooked. Faculty and professional learning communities (FLCs) help establish these connections and achieve most of the outcomes of student learning communities: increased interest in learning, retention, active learning, rate of intellectual development, and civic contributions to the common good. The safety and support engendered in a community enable risk taking and the achievement of both individual and team objectives. Evidence shows that FLCs provide effective “deep learning” that encourages and supports faculty to investigate, attempt, assess, and adopt new methods of teaching.