Wednesday April 19, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Track 1: The Mission of Student Learning
Track 3: Faculty Engagement and Mission Fulfillment
Doretha O'Quinn
Vanguard University of Southern California
Faculty Learning Communities: High-Impact Practices in Support of Faculty Supporting Students

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) support faculty as they in turn enhance student learning and success. The FLC at San Jose State is a cross-campus, cross-disciplinary faculty group implementing the high-impact practice of active learning in seven gateway STEM courses. Learn how the FLC is structured and begin planning your FLC.

Laura Sullivan-Green
Associate Professor, Department Chair
San Jose State University
Andy Feinstein
San Jose State University
Patricia Backer
San Jose State University
With Community, The Mission is Possible: The Role of Faculty Learning Communities in Foregrounding Student Learning

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) promote engaged conversations about student learning and instructional success while allowing participants to exchange ideas and explore strategies in an open and supportive environment. At UC Davis, the inaugural FLC program provides much needed professional development support for pre-tenure faculty interested in (re)defining what it means to focus on teaching and student learning at a research-intensive university. Presenters will share details of the implementation and evaluation of the FLC, and invite discussion about how research-intensive institutions can effectively support faculty navigating the ever-changing landscape of higher education.

Kem Saichaie
Associate Director
University of California, Davis
Kara Moloney
Coordinator for Academic Assessment
University of California, Davis