Faculty Learning Community

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites you to join a Faculty Book Club and Learning Community to support your success and connection to our community of teacher-scholars:

Faculty Learning Community:
FLC: Writing A Journal Article in 12 weeks

Using Wendy Laura Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, members of a faculty learning community (FLC) will support one another in our individual quests to have an article accepted for publication in an academic journal. The FLC members will meet for one hour each week for twelve weeks to discuss progress and provide assistance to one another. Participants will receive a copy of the book, and each week we will read a chapter and complete the associated writing tasks. Chapters include advice related to topic and journal selection, strengthening the structure of the article, presenting evidence, providing feedback, editing, and responding to journal decisions.

Spring 2020 flyer and instructions on how to apply, please click https://tinyurl.com/12weeks-Spring2020

Spring 2020 Group meets Mondays, 12:30pm-1:30pm in FDC 114 starting February 24th

Faculty Learning Community:
FLC: Teaching Sustainability/Campus as a Living Lab

Project — A faculty learning community to explore a multi-disciplinary approach to the scholarship of teaching sustainability and the use of the Stan State campus as a living lab. Meeting in ten weekly 90-minute sessions throughout the Fall semester, faculty will examine the rationale behind incorporating sustainability into the curriculum, examples of courses in varied disciplines, and approaches to embedding sustainable practice as a core value on campus.

The FLC will include presentations of potential curriculum resources for the use of the Campus as a Living Lab including carbon, water, energy, and waste management, transportation, green practices, and the university’s urban forest.

FLC Goals and Activities — At the end of the FLC, $500 as a stipend or professional development funds

will be provided to those who participate and meet the goals. Anticipated outcomes for this FLC are

that each member will identify one course in which to incorporate a unit or module on sustainability, a sustainability challenge, or sustainability-focused activities.

Spring 2020 flyer and instructions on how to apply, please click https://tinyurl.com/sustainability-Spring2020

Spring 2020 Group meets Wednesdays, 9:30am-11:00am in FDC 114 starting February 26th till April 29

Faculty Learning Community:
FLC: Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT)

This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is open to CSU Stanislaus faculty (full and part-time) who are teaching or planning a fully online course (faculty teaching hybrid courses that are 80-99% online will be accepted, but priority goes to 100% online due to the requirements of the grant). The project is designed to help you create, reflect on, or redevelop/revise an online course that can “meet expectations” in at least 75% of the objectives included in the Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) assessment instrument - (for more info about QLT, please see https://goo.gl/EdALmV) and to develop skills in self- and peer-evaluation of online courses. We hope that novice and experienced online instructors will participate as we develop a stronger community of faculty engaged with online teaching. This project is funded by a grant from the CSU Chancellor’s Office intended to support quality assurance in online teaching and learning.

AY 2020-2021 application round dates are TBD

Faculty Learning Community:
FLC: Design Thinking Faculty Learning Community

Project — The Design Thinking Faculty Learning Community will explore design thinking approaches to the “wicked problem” of teaching and learning at Stan State. Grounded in a curriculum developed at the Stanford University d.school, the FLC will explore ways to incorporate design thinking ideas, tools, and practices into the Stan State curriculum to meet the diverse needs of our students as they tackle the “wicked problem” of designing their university and professional lives The FLC will have a bias toward action involving radical collaboration with others and innovate learning using an iterative cycle of enlightened trial and error.

FLC Activities — FLC members will toggle between learner and educator roles throughout the semester and activities will include an immersive introduction to life design, an overview of design thinking in higher education, a deep dive into design thinking methods to incorporate into your classes, and innovating an inclusive approach involving design thinking that is respectful of our campus community’s demographics and diversity.

FLC Goals and Compensation — At the end of the FLC, a stipend/professional development funds of $500 will be provided to those who participate and meet the FLC goal of incorporating design thinking into teaching and learning at Stan State. As an outcome, we anticipate that each FLC member will identify and prototype a design thinking module, approach, or activity in at least one course. Faculty members who complete the FLC are also qualified and invited to team-teach classes using a design thinking approach in the Multidisciplinary Studies program (MDIS 1400: Designing your Stan State and/or MDIS 3600: Designing your Tomorrow) in future semesters.

Fall 2019 flyer and instructions on how to apply, please click here:https://tinyurl.com/y4uyaf8l