Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Learning Communities is a faculty led professional development program for tenure track and teaching faculty at any Penn State campus, who are interested in forming small communities where they can work with a group of peers for an academic year towards a shared goal related to Teaching and Learning with Technology. The focus will be on bringing together faculty with a desire to explore a shared idea, concept, or interest area that deals with teaching and learning with technology. Some TLT FLCs may lead to research experiments, analysis of secondary data, grant proposals, manuscripts, or other forms of scholarship related to TLT issues. You can propose any idea related to teaching and learning with technology for an FLC, but FLCs that relate to TLT’s strategic plan may receive priority. These include: learning spaces, scholarship of teaching and learning, faculty professional development, data science, immersive experiences, and open educational resources.
Faculty who identify and lead an FLC will receive a stipend ($500) in addition to some amount of funding (up to an additional $500) for conducting the FLC meetings (lunches, books, tech tools, guest speakers, etc.). FLCs may be formed cross-college, cross-campus, and/or cross discipline and will be led by a full-time faculty member.
FLCs are faculty-led and faculty-driven with some ideal outcomes. Competitive candidates for FCL leader roles are enthusiastic and able to:
- Attend a brief FLC orientation workshop
- Identify, via names and job titles at PSU, at least 3 additional people that have indicated interest in participating in your proposed FLC
- Host a kickoff meeting for your community with your TLT liaison
- Schedule and facilitate regular meetings with your community
- Attend and/or share your FLC outcomes at the TLT Symposium and/or similar TLT events
- Write a summary report, outlining your FLC’s work throughout the year, that can be shared with TLT and on our website
2018/19 Faculty Learning Communities
|Benjamin Lear||UP||Teaching of Data Visualizations|
|Dawn Pfeifer Reitz||Berks||Innovative Instructional Technologies in the Classroom|
|Heather Cole||Erie||Digital Fluency and Content Development|
|Lara LaDage||Altoona||Mentoring Undergraduate Student Researchers|
|Melanie Miller Foster & Noel Habashy||UP||Global Learning in Agriculture|
|Neyda Abreu||DuBois||Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Chemistry|
|Beth Egan||UP||OER: Local and Global Appeal|
For more information contact Stephanie Edel-Malizia (email@example.com).