Faculty learning communities are cross-disciplinary groups of 8-12 faculty members who collaborate on yearlong professional development projects related to teaching and learning broadly defined. The specific FLC topics change yearly to respond to faculty needs and interests. FLCs conclude with a brown bag presentation of completed projects.
New Faculty FLC: This learning community includes faculty in their first year at MCLA. The group meets twice a month. Meetings include presentations of information and resources related to college policies, procedures, and resources. Faculty also work collaboratively to identify and carry out projects related to issues pertinent to those who are new to the institution.
There will be no New Faculty Learning Community for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Foundations of Pedagogy. The fall semester will be spent reviewing best-practices in teaching and learning and workshopping how these strategies fit into our own practices. The spring semester affords participants the opportunity to develop their own professional development projects building on these topics.
This FLC is appropriate for educators at any stage in their careers who would like time and space to think deeply through issues of pedagogy in a community of colleagues.
To learn more about this join FLC or to join, please contact the CTL.
MCLA's mentoring program connects junior faculty in their first through fifth years to a cross-disciplinary network of tenured faculty mentors: one pedagogy mentor, one scholarship mentor, one academic advising mentor, one campus culture and service mentor, and one mentor for the tenure and promotion process.
Faculty in their sixth year or later interested in serving as a mentor should contact the CTL and include a brief statement of their desired mentoring area and relevant qualifications.
To learn more about or join the network, please contact CTL.
The teaching and learning speaker series consists of two invited speakers, one in the fall and a second in the spring. Speakers are scholars and educators with expertise in current issues in higher education, established and emerging best-instructional practices, and evidence-based approaches to supporting student learning and engagement.
Fall '21 and Spring '22 speakers TBA.
CTL workshops support faculty professional development across a broad range of areas: instruction and curriculum development, assessment, academic technology, advising, etc.
To learn more about upcoming workshops visit the CTL events calendar.
If you have a workshop idea or would like to collaborate with CTL on offering a faculty workshop, please contact the CTL.