Posted: March 23, 2017

Using a Faculty Learning Community to Design Student Learning Communities

Description

Faculty learning communities (FLCs) are comprised of 8-12 faculty members, professional staff, and students who have a common interest in a subject and are charged with researching and making decisions on how best to implement. FLCs meet for a period of at least six months; have voluntary membership; meet at a designated time and in an environment conducive to learning; operate by consensus, not majority; develop their own culture, openness, and trust; engage complex problems; and are holistic in approach. While including the efficiency of getting things done, FLCs have an explicit focus on the social aspects of community building, including emphasis on the teams to better engage students.

Keywords

Faculty Learning Community, FLC, Student Learning Communities, SLC

Authors

Mitchell Gauger, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Nathan T. Nartker, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Laurie Richlin, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Simone Brennan, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Rodney Braun, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Steve Daveluy, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Leigh Durudogan, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Jack Folbe, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dustin Saalman, MA, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Michael Webber, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Jennifer Mendez, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine


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