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Faculty Learning Community:
Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)


Purpose and Description

How do you know your teaching practices are effective?  Are you interested in sharing your pedagogical innovations with a community of scholars?  Participants in this FLC will focus on the research process as applied to teaching and learning, including creating, carrying out, and publishing classroom research.

Participants will determine the selection of topics for seminars and workshops that will guide the activities of the community for the academic year.  Generally, the participants will work on different stages of their projects throughout the academic year.

In addition to the individual projects, FLC members will also design and complete a collaborative project that will contribute to the meaningful use of the information on how people learn to the wider VCU community.


Each participant will have available up to $1000 to support the integration of the scholarship of teaching and learning obtained in this FLC experience into their classrooms. The funding can include, for example, purchase of hardware and software, travel to education-related conferences, and so on. A portion of the funds can be distributed at the beginning of the FLC, and in full at the close of the 2008 – 2009 academic year.

Community Facilitator

The community will be assisted by a facilitator from the CTE who is trained and experienced in educational research.


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Last modified: June 20, 2013
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