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NEW! Call for Applicants for the Fall 2013 Faculty Learning Communities (Deadline Monday, February 11, 2013)

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering two Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs).

What are FLCs?

FLCs are peer lead groups of faculty (8-12) that engage in an active, collaborative, and supportive, year–long program with curriculum focused on a particular topic, problem or question. The goal of the FLC is to develop skills, knowledge, and expertise in the area of interest by creating a focused time and space apart from the daily work environment. The products of these FLCs will enable faculty to produce, collect, and evaluate evidence of student learning or secure funding for scholarly or creative projects.

What are the topics for the 2013 FLCs?

• Using Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) to “Flip” your classroom: Participants will explore various MOOC tools and experiment with ways these tools can be used to improve student learning.  The “flipped classroom” model will be explored as a modality for utilizing the MOOC experience. Faculty will complete (as a student) a MOOC course of their choosing and create a portfolio of “flipped” classroom lessons that could be used in face-to-face, hybrid, blended, or online courses. MOOC courses are offered over a wide variety of disciplines and time frames. For more information on MOOC courses you can go to the following resources:

 • University Level Assessment of Critical Thinking: Participants will design and implement a pilot assessment project to examine student evidence of critical thinking. Working in a team, faculty will align critical thinking student learning objectives to the University’s Baccalaureate Learning Goals.  Faculty will collect, assess, and analyze student work that provides evidence of achieving critical thinking learning outcomes across programs, rather than within a specific course or program.  Faculty will also explore the use and adaptation of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AACU) value rubrics to evaluate critical thinking.  These rubrics can be found at:

What are the participation requirements?

  • Full time or Part time Sacramento State employment, January – December 2013
  • Commitment to attend all FLC meetings and submit specified deliverables by deadlines

What are the benefits of participation?

  • Technical and administrative support for production of deliverables
  • $625 Professional Development Funds awarded upon submission of FLC deliverables

For more information and to apply please download, fill and return the following applications. (Doc, PDF)

A full description of Meeting agendas, FLC syllabus, and deliverables will be available on the CTL website at http://ctl.csus.edu/?cat=20