What is a Faculty Learning Community?

The State Board of Community and Technical Colleges organizes and funds (through a grant process) the faculty learning communities. A learning community is a group of people who share common emotions, values or beliefs, are actively engaged in learning together from each other, and by habituation. Such communities have become the template for a cohort-based, interdisciplinary approach to higher education. (Note that these learning communities are not organized by the district, but rather by the SBCTC.)

Why should YOU Join a Faculty Learning Community?

FLCs provide a unique opportunity for connection and camaraderie among faculty — often across the state. FLCs help to alleviate a sense of disconnection and isolation which can be found on many college campuses.
FLCs contribute to student learning and success by providing a community in which faculty and staff members can continue to study, explore, and investigate important and relevant topics that can help us better serve our students.

Learn more about the Faculty Learning Communities Initiative sponsored by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.