Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to Support Course Design at NYIT
Call for Applications - Due 2/7/2014
What is a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)?
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary group of 6-8 faculty members who meet regularly to discuss topics of mutual interest as they work on projects within a common, mutually supportive environment. Members participate in frequent seminars and other activities, and form a close-knit community that encourages social, intellectual, and reflective discussion.
What is the focus of this FLC?
This FLC will support faculty members in the design, development and implementation of online, blended, or technology-enhanced courses. The FLC participants will be encouraged to present their work: on campus, to promote wider interest in technology-enhanced courses as an effective method of teaching, at a professional conference, and through publication. Dissemination of their work will advance their individual scholarship and will, in conjunction with other projects currently underway at NYIT, advance NYIT’s 2030 goals of becoming global and partially virtual and improving the quality of teaching and learning.
What is the structure of this FLC?
Members will meet every two weeks, for 3-hour working sessions, during the spring and fall semesters. They will consult individually with the CTL staff about their specific projects in between group meetings.
What will you gain from participating?
Comprehensive support from CTL staff and other FLC colleagues while you develop, teach, and revise your course; 2 resource books; and $3000 compensation for the development of a new online or blended course, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
What will you be expected to do as a participant?
Actively participate in all group meetings; schedule individual consultations with CTL staff on course design; and develop the various components of the course. FLC participants are expected to share activities, rubrics, course design, etc. as resources for other NYIT faculty members; provide copies of “before” and “after” course syllabi; and permit a copy of the course to be used as an exemplar. At the end of the development process, faculty members will teach the new courses in Spring 2015 or Fall 2015; meet with CTL staff to review assessment data and discuss the effectiveness of the course design; and make any revisions that may be needed.
You can apply to join the FLC by filling out the application form and sending it, along with your Spring 2014 teaching schedule, to Francine Glazer, Center for Teaching and Learning (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that this FLC is open to full-time faculty members only. Applications are due by 2/7/2014. Participants will be notified by 2/14/2014.
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