Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

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Faculty and Staff Learning Communities

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.

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:

  • Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning: (with specific topic identified, ie. iPads);
  • Problem-Based Learning;
  • Team-Based Learning; 
  • e-Portfolios at Washburn
  • Modern Learning Spaces
  • Social Media, Ethics, and Professionalism in Health Care
  • Addressing Issues of Diversity and Oppression in the Classroom

FSLC 2014-2015

Washburn Technological Institute, Building Trades Curriculum Exploration

Instructors at Washburn Tech will explore building trades curriculum at other technological schools to develop a integrated building trades certificate program.  Participants will explore the benefits and downsides of particular curricular organization and ultimately create a new curriculum for the Tech. campus.  Students who graduate with this more comprehensive certificate will be able to work in management level positions on construction work sites.  

Assessing High Impact Practices

Participants in the FSLC will explore how other institutions are currently evaluating student learning and the educational efficacy of High Impact Practices.  This FSLC hopes to produce several instruments that can be used as models for assessment of HIP at Washburn. 

FSLC Proposals 

Have a fantastic idea for a FSLC?  Proposals for FSLC for the 2015-2016 academic year are due in early Spring (January/February).  Watch this web site for more details.

Biology teacher and students

School of Business teacher and students

School of Business teacher with laptop, and students