CTL facilitates faculty learning communities (FLCs) for groups of 5-12 instructors who meet over the course of 10 weeks to study, share, and learn together about timely topics with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning across the university. Learning communities have a hybrid format and typically meet 5 times on Zoom (60 to 90 minutes per meeting) as well as engaging in asynchronous learning activities on Canvas.
FLC topics have ranged from hybrid course redesign to co-curricular learning, experiential education, international education, facilitation of learning communities, blended learning, and resilient teaching. At the conclusion of each FLC, learning community members share their experiences and learning with the OSU community through a showcase and posts on the CTL blog.
Typically, OSU Instructors and tenured/tenure-track faculty who regularly teach credit-based Corvallis or Cascades campus courses are eligible to apply to FLCs. In some cases, an FLC may be open to graduate students and staff.
During 2023-24, Faculty Learning Community(s) will be offered each term. See below for the Spring term call for applications.
The Center for Teaching and Academic Technologies are offering two professional development opportunities in the form of spring term faculty learning communities. Consider participation in either the Teaching and AI Faculty Learning Community or the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. Both groups will get underway in April and blend Zoom meetings with online learning activities. Join us on this journey to strengthen teaching excellence!