Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities are small groups of faculty and staff who meet several times during the academic year to discuss, and build community around, a particular issue or approach to teaching and student learning at Georgia College. The Faculty Learning Communities meet approximately every three weeks, either virtually or face-to-face. For the purpose of this grants' program, Faculty Learning Communities  should consist of 5-8 members from more than one academic discipline, and preferably from more than one department. 

A wide variety of topics and activities would qualify for consideration; the primary factor, of course, is to choose something related to teaching and student learning. Examples of appropriate topics would include, but are certainly not limited to: LEAP initiatives, diversity issues, interdisciplinary teaching, service learning, problem-based learning, undergraduate research, reflective learning, role-playing simulations, computer simulations, GC1Y and GC2Y courses, GeorgiaVIEW, the flipped classroom, and integrative learning strategies. 

Proposals should be 1-2 pages, and consist of the following:

  1. Name/Title of the Faculty Learning Community
  2. Names of members with their disciplinary/departmental affiliations
  3. Description of the project, in language clear to a non-specialist
  4. Amount requested (max. $200) 
  5. Line-item budget (e.g., speakers, materials, travel)*
  6. Name of the chair (who is responsible for submitting the proposal, tracking the budget, and submitting an outcome report.  An outcome report may vary in format.  For example, it might be a journal article, a conference presentation, a workshop, or an other scholarly report. Final 2017-2018 Faculty Learning Community outcome reports are due June 1, 2018.

An outcome report may vary in format.  For example, it might be a journal article, a conference presentation, a workshop, or an other scholarly report. Final 2016-2017 Faculty Learning Community outcome reports were due June 1, 2017.

The call for proposals for 2017-2018 has ended. The Faculty Learning Communities are made possible by the generous support of the Georgia College Foundation and Center for Teaching & Learning program funds.

*Note:  Budget items should be used to enhance scholarship.  Funds do not cover food expenses.