- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The faculty learning community (FLC) will explore the possibilities and procedures of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), particularly for faculty participants who have been trained in and practice health sciences research methods. Envisioned as a two-part, two-year program, the FLC will meet once a month for 60-90 minutes. The first semester (Fall 2022) will focus on learning about SoTL from both interdisciplinary and health sciences perspectives (e.g., design considerations, methods, examples), after which participants may choose to continue for the remaining three semesters (Spring 2023 – Spring 2024) in designing, implementing, analyzing, and writing up a SoTL project either as individuals or in teams. Guest speakers with experience in SoTL will be brought in to the FLC meetings through the duration of the FLC.
The FLC is a collaboration between the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Participants who choose to conduct scholarly projects after the first semester of the FLC will work collaboratively with CELT staff as partners to design, conduct, analyze, and write up scholarly projects. Full-time CHS faculty/staff participants may consider submitting a grant application to the pilot project program offered through the CHS Office of Research and Scholarship to support projects developed through the FLC.
Faculty in all title series, staff, and doctoral students in CHS are eligible to apply. CHS faculty accepted into the FLC may be eligible to dedicate 3% distribution of effort in professional development for the 2022-2023 DOE period.
Monthly meeting topics may include