Since Fall 2015, the CTL has facilitated an Adjunct Faculty Learning Community (FLC) each semester. An FLC is a form of professional development that brings together a small group of cross-disciplinary faculty members to engage over a period of time in an active and collaborative program that strives to enhance teaching and learning and build a sense of community (Cox, 2004). FLC’s are a proven approach to building community and supporting adjunct and part-time faculty.
Important Facts About the FLC:
- Adjuncts must apply to participate in this community. The call for applications goes out twice a year.
- Groups are limited to 10-15 faculty.
- Participants receive a stipend for their participation.
- The FLC consists of monthly face-to-face meetings during the semester on Friday mornings in the CTL.
- The meetings focus on instruction and pedagogy, with the exact topics chosen by FLC members.
- The meetings are facilitated by Kim Buch, a Faculty Fellow in the CTL with experience in learning communities and 2013 Bank of America Teaching Award recipient, and Caryl Gordon from the CTL.