A Faculty and Staff Learning Community (FSLC) is a cross-disciplinary group of 4-6 faculty/staff members who engage in an active, collaborative, year-long program that consists of both individual and group teaching and learning projects. Participants immerse themselves in exploratory research as “expert” learners attempting to solve various teaching and learning issues. C-TEL staff will provide administrative and scheduling support for the FSLCs.
FSLC’s will be established in an effort to address two over-arching issues. One, reduce individual faculty and staff isolation by building collaborations around common interest. Second, address the Vision 2022 statement which envisions Washburn as a “Student centered, teaching focused” institution. FSLCs are an opportunity to move Washburn in the direction of learning-centeredness.
FLCs will be topic-based and created to address specific needs, issues, or challenges that relate to teaching and learning. Some possible topics for FLC could include:
Our first group of FSLCs will begin in the Fall of 2014. If you would like to organize or participate in a FSLC please contact us by e-mail or telephone. Our application/proposal materials will be available soon.