2015 - 2016 Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are designed to enhance teaching effectiveness using group discussions of shared experiences. Several statements from the university's strategic plan illuminate the importance of faculty learning communities.
Registration to participate in a faculty learning community is now closed.
Digital Humanities:Kathleen Godfrey, John Beynon,and David Drexler
|10/8/2015||4:00-6:00 pm||Lib 2108|
|11/05/15||4:00-6:00 pm||Lib 2108|
|12/3/15||4:00-6:00 pm||Lib 2108|
|2/4/16||4:00-6:00 pm||Lib 2108|
|3/3/16||4:00-6:00 pm||Lib 2108|
|4/7/15||4:00-6:00 pm||Lib 2108|
ePortfolios - Using ePortfolios to Assess Student Learning: Melisssa Jordine
Graduate Net Initiative Support for Graduate Students Online: Imelda Santacruz-Dudley
Integrating Career-Related Assignments: Adrian Ramirez, Jody Burum
Integrating Lynda.com in Your Course: Brad Hyatt, Wei Wu
Pedagogy & Tools for Teaching with Tablets & Online: Christian Wanderler
Publishing a Scholarly Article - Fulfilling Your Research Agenda: Ida M. Jones
Reading About Water in Your Course: Beth Weinman, Fred Nelson, David Drexler, Florence Cassal Shermar, Jes Therkelsen, Samendra Sherchan, Chih-Hao Wang
Statistics - Professional Development in Teaching of Statistics & Advanced Statistics Methods: Christian Wanderler
Sustainability - Across Campus/Across Division Support for Improving & Teaching Campus Sustainability: Mara Brady, Arun Nambiar
2014-2015 Faculty Learning Communities
Addressing Student Psycho-Social Needs for Academic Success
Facilitators: Christine Edmondson and Malik Raheem
- Identify Fresno State student psycho-social needs that affect academic success
- Identify strategies that faculty can use to address these needs in their courses
- Support Mental Health Conference
Facilitators: Melissa Jordine and Andrew Lawson
- Increase discussions, interdisciplinary collaboration, and developing innovative and effective strategies for campus-wide assessment
Integrating Career and Professional Development - Related Assignment in Your Courses
Facilitators: Rita Bocchinfuson-Cohen, Jody Burum and Adrian Ramirez
- Each FLC member will have at least 1-2 new career assignments with learning outcomes
- Some faculty will implement career assignments in courses and conduct pre/posttests of students’ opinions
- Blackboard organization or Pathbrite e-portfolio will be created in order to inventory and share career-related assignments across campus
Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum
Facilitators: Amanda Dinscore and Hiromi Kubo
- In this FLC, faculty and librarians will discuss and learn about how to prepare students for a lifetime of learning by integrating information literacy into the curriculum. We will explore the philosophy and concepts of information literacy, and develop discipline-specific applications of competencies for courses taught by participating faculty. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with librarians who will assist with assignment development. We will also provide faculty with an opportunity to update their own research skills using discipline-specific library and web resources.
Internship FLC 2.0
Facilitator: Debbie Young
- Connect all Internship Coordinators and new and experienced faculty on campus to share common issues and concerns unique to internship programs such as risk management, the legalities of internships and internship assessment.
- Has a community Bb group containing all forms and practices of various internship programs already running on campus.
Facilitator: Nancy Akhavan
- Virtual connection to two Linked Learning consortia
- Visits to Linked Learning certified schools in various parts of California
- Design and implementation of Linked Learning principals, activities, and focus areas in the Single Subject Credential Program.
Facilitators: Andrew Fiala and Jack Benninga
- A collaboration of faculty from across the campus focused on professional ethics.
Reading About Water in Your Course
Facilitators: Florence Cassel Sharma, David Drexler, Frederick Nelson, Fayzul Pasha, Jes Therkelsen
and Beth Weinman
- Facilitate connections about water between our courses
- Examine how to integrate readings from the book, The Big Thirst, by Charles Fishman in our courses
- Consider how to engage students to develop critical, informed thinking regarding these concerns
- Develop specific course activities focusing on excerpts from the book
Facilitators: Ida M. Jones
- Submission of an article/scholarly activity to a peer-reviewed journal