Contact Information

 

Ida Jones
(559) 278-5711

or

Scott Sailor
(559) 278-2543

 

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Survey Comments from past faculty learning community participants

"I like the exchange of tips and ideas in the faculty learning community"


"...the ePortfolio project was fascinating to work with and to learn. The meetings throughout the year were excellent to attend and to learn from. It was a great experience."


"Getting to know others interested in the learning process, as well as support staff in the University who can be of great assistance for developing effective teaching."

 

Abstract people chatting with chat bubblesFaculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are designed to enhance teaching effectiveness using group discussions of shared experiences. Several statements from the university's strategic plan illuminate the importance of faculty learning communities.

Congratulations to the Winners of Faculty Learning                               Community Grants for the 2013-14 Academic Year!

The Faculty Learning Community topics are:

Critical Thinking, Ray Hall, Chair, Physics Department, Facilitator

ePortfolioMartin Shapiro, Psychology Department, Facilitator

Date Location Time
Fri, Feb. 14, 2014 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm
Fri, Apr. 11, 2014 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm
Fri, May 1, 2014 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm

 

First Generation/Advising College Students, Adrian Ramirez, Director, Title V-CLASE, and Imelda SantaCruz,Title V-CLASE, Program Counselor, Facilitators

Faculty Mentoring, Albert Valencia, Chair, Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Department

Meetings:

Date Location Time
Fri, Oct. 11, 2013 UC 123 11:00-12:30 pm

Improving Student Writing Using My Writing Lab, Adrian Ramirez, Director, Title V-CLASE and Ida M. Jones, Director CSALT, Facilitators

Meetings:

Date Location Time
Mon, Sept. 23, 2013 UC 123 12:00-2:00 pm

Internship Experience, Debbie Young, Internship Program Director, Craig School of Business

Date Location Time
Fri, Sept. 20, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am
Fri, Oct. 25, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am
Fri, Nov. 22, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am
Fri, Jan. 24, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am
Fri, Feb. 28, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am
Fri, Mar. 28, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am
Fri, Apr. 25, 2013 PB 181 9:30-10:30 am

 

Interprofessional Education, Marie Gilbert, Nursing Department, Scott Sailor, Kinesiology Department, Facilitators

Meetings: 

Date Location Time
Wed, Sept. 18, 2013 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed, Oct. 9, 2013 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed, Nov. 6, 2013 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed, Dec. 11, 2013 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed, Feb. 5, 2014 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed, Mar. 5, 2014 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm
Wed, Apr. 2, 2014 HML 1110 2:00-3:30 pm

Learner Centered Teaching, Frederick Nelson, Kremen School of Education, Facilitator

Professional Ethics, Jack Benninga, Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Kremen School of Education and Andrew Fiala,Chair, Philosophy Department and Director, Ethics Center, Facilitators

Date Location Time
Fri, Sept. 27, 2013 HML 2108 9:00-10:30 am
Fri, Oct. 18, 2013 HML 4150C 12:00-2:00 pm

Publishing a Scholarly Article, Ida M. Jones, Director CSALT, Facilitator

Meetings:

Date Location Time
Wed, Sept. 11, 2013 HML 1222 3:00-5:00 pm
Wed, Oct. 2, 2013 HML 2108 3:00-5:00 pm
Wed, Nov. 6, 2013 HML 2108 3:00-5:00 pm
Wed, Dec. 4, 2013 HML 2108 3:00-4:00 pm
Wed, Jan. 15, 2014 HML 2108 3:00-5:00 pm
Wed, Feb. 26, 2014 HML 2108 3:00-5:00 pm
Wed, Mar. 26, 2014 HML 2108 3:00-5:00 pm
Wed, Apr. 30, 2014 HML 1222 3:00-5:00 pm

Publishing a Scholarly Article #2Ida M. Jones, Director CSALT, Facilitator

Date Location Time
Tues, Nov 5, 2013 HML 1110 12:00-2:00 pm
Tues, Dec 3, 2013 HML 1110 12:00-2:00 pm
Tues, Jan 14, 2014 HML 1222 12:00-2:00 pm
Tues, Feb 4, 2014 HML 1110 12:00-2:00 pm
Tues, Mar 4, 2014 HML 2108 12:00-2:00 pm
Tues, Mar 25, 2014 HML 2108 12:00-2:00 pm

SAP, Ojoung Kwon and James Henson, Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Craig School of Business, Facilitators

Meetings:

Date Location Time
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 PB 031 4:00-6:00 pm
Fri, Sept 27, 2013 PB 031 10:00-12:00 pm

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Nancy Akhavan, Coordinator, Single Subject Credential Program, Kremen School of Education, Facilitator

Undergraduate Research, Lizhu Davis, Child, Family and Consumer Sciences Department, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences, Facilitator

Meetings:

Date Location Time
Wed, Sept 18, 2013 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 HML 1222 1:00-3:00 pm
Mon, Jan 27, 2013 TBD 1:00-3:00 pm
Mon, Feb 24, 2013 TBD 1:00-3:00 pm
Mon, Mar 24, 2013 TBD 1:00-3:00 pm
Mon, Apr 27, 2013 TBD 1:00-3:00 pm

 


 You can register for the above-FLCs by clicking on this link.


What is a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)?

A FLC is a cross-disciplinary faculty group engaged in a program to pursue a specific challenge in their professional careers.

This community should have:

  • a curriculum (for example, journal articles and books),
  • activities (for example: writing drafts of proposals; developing new classroom strategies and; developing instruments to evaluate their success),
  • ongoing assessment (both direct and indirect),
  • products resulting from their work (examples include: a completed proposal; a modified syllabus indicating the new strategy; a program outcome assessment plan), and,
  • a professional development stipend for participants.

This FLC offering is designed to span at least two academic terms. This provides the expectation to implement the work of the first term in the second half of the FLC.

For additional information regarding FLCs, please see these external resources:

Resources About Faculty Learning Communities

For more information, go to Dr. Milton D. Cox's website for Developing Faculty and Professional Learning Communities (FLCs).

If you are interested in starting an FLC, please contact Ida M. Jones or Scott Sailor.

Questions? Please contact Scott Sailor (scott_sailor@csufresno.edu) or Ida M. Jones (ida_jones@csufresno.edu)