What is a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)?

“An FLC is a cross-disciplinary faculty and staff group…(8-12 members is the recommended size) who engage in an active, collaborative, yearlong program with a curriculum about enhancing teaching and learning…frequent activities provide learning, development, the scholarship of teaching, and community building.”1 Usually individual or groups of faculty propose FLC topics, goals, and objectives to an FLC committee; others join once the FLC is approved.

The Quad-POD FLC Program:
  • Each Quad-POD sponsored FLC will be provided $500 to use to support the work of the FLC. Additional funds may be available by request.
  • Each Quad-POD sponsored FLC should have 8-12 members representing two or more Flint area institutions.
  • At minimum, FLCs should meet monthly October through April. FLC participants are required to attend 75% or more of their FLC's scheduled meetings.
  • Faculty at all ranks from all four institutions are welcome to participate.
  • Please read the guidelines for facilitators and participants as well as the FLC overview.
  • All FLC members must be able to attend the following meetings:
    • Sept. 14, 2018, 9:00 am - Noon—Orientation and Kick-Off
    • May 16, 2019, 5:30-8:00 pm—Progress Report Meeting (Bricksteet Restaurant, Grand Blanc)
    • Oct. 11, 2019 - Final Report/Teaching Symposium, UM-Flint (time and specific requirements to be announced)
Selection Process and Membership:

Preference for approved FLCs will be given to those composed of faculty from multiple institutions. FLCs that only have participants from one institution will not be considered for Quad-POD funding.

1Cox, M. (2004) Introduction to Faculty Learning Communities. In: Building Faculty Learning Communities, M. Cox and L. Richlin (Eds.). New Directions for Teaching and Learning 97. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.