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Faculty Learning Communities

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


The FLCs are designed to be comprised of interdisciplinary groups of faculty and staff who come together to engage in active, collaborative activities which enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. Boyer (1990) described “learning communities” as purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and celebrative. Furthermore, FLCs are centered on "a continuous process of learning and reflection, supported by colleagues, with an intention of getting things done" (McGill & Beaty, 2001, p. 11).

Each of the FLCs will meet regularly but the frequency will be up to its members. The discussion topics and activities of the FLC are shaped by the participants and facilitated by liaisons for each of the four areas listed below:

  •  Academic Innovation (Dr. Danielle Bailey, dbailey@uttyler.edu)
  • Global Awareness and Diversity (Dr. Colin Snider, csnider@uttyler.edu)
  • Service Learning (Dr. Rochell McWhorter, RMcWhorter@utyler.edu; Dr. Jessica Rueter, jrueter@uttyler.edu)
  • Student Research (Dr. Amy Hayes, ahayes@uttyler.edu)

To join a faculty learning community, feel free to contact the liaison for any of the particular areas. If you have questions about the FLCs, feel free to contact me directly at the CETL at jdelello@uttyler.edu.

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