Faculty Learning Communities
The Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) facilitates and coordinates the formation and logistics of Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs), which are groups of approximately 6-12 faculty members organized around a theme or cohort who commit to meeting regularly and to working collaboratively on issues relevant to all members within the FLC.
The Office of Faculty Enhancement currently sponsors the following FLCs:
- Faculty Writing Circles
Many faculty members find it difficult to find focused time to write grants and write for academic publication because they feel challenged by teaching loads and administrative duties. The goal of the Writing Circle is to set an atmosphere of trust within which scholars feel comfortable sharing their work, receiving formative feedback, and revising their work for publication, grant submissions, and other professional forums. The ultimate goal of the Writing Circle is the development of writing and editing skills within the Writing-Circle participant that leads to the recognized distribution of scholarly work.
- CREL – Course Redesign for Effective Learning
OFE invites full-time faculty to participate in a week-long Course Redesign for Effective Learning (CREL) workshop during the summer term. The purpose of the extended workshop is to provide faculty with the time, resources, information, and collaborative support needed to revise and redesign an existing course (or design a new course) in ways that will maximize student engagement and learning. For more information about the Course Redesign Faculty Learning Community, contact Dan Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Snug Harbor Consortium
The Snug Harbor consortium is a Community of Practice at the University of North Florida focused on supporting Community-Based Transformational Learning, Service Learning, and Community Engaged Scholarship. Membership is open to anyone interested in these issues.
For more information about the Snug Harbor Consortium, contact Dan Richard.