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Applications Open for 2020 Faculty Learning Communities

The Office of Academic Affairs invites applications to participate in one of UA’s three 2020 Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs):

  • Improving Student Learning: The S13 Project
  • Communicating about Race and Diversity
  • Engineering Education (EE) Research: Improving STEM Education and Engineering Formation.


An FLC is a small group (6-8) of multidisciplinary faculty who build community by engaging with each other around central topics related to teaching and learning and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Through work in the FLC, each member is expected to implement a teaching and learning project and produce scholarship around teaching and learning.

FLC Timeline

The FLCs will last 12-18 months, starting in January 2020:

  • Spring 2020: Learn about/discuss core topics; design an improvement project; identify publication/presentation outlets; meet every 2-3 weeks.
  • Fall 2020: Implement project; collect data; meet to support implementation every 3-4 weeks.
  • Spring 2021: Analyze data; refine/redesign implementation; submit results for presentation / publication.

Benefits of FLC Participation

FLC members will develop a community with like-minded faculty across campus and enjoy free food!

Members will receive support to improve teaching and the scholarship of teaching. To support community-building, each FLC will be provided with group travel funds to attend a national conference together.

To support professional development, each member will receive $2000 upon the successful completion of the FLC.

Learn More and Apply

To learn more about faculty learning communities and to apply, visit flc.ua.edu. Applications are due by November 15 at midnight.