Announcing Faculty Learning Community Themes for 2017

The Educational Development Council (EDC) has reviewed statements of interest for Faculty Learning Community (FLC) themes in the next round of Teaching Innovation Grants. Based on the level and substance of interest in each theme, EDC members and representatives of the Academic Technology Center (ATC) have decided to solicit formal applications for two FLCs:

  • Project-based courses: Transforming current courses, at the undergraduate or graduate level, to include a significant component of project-based learning.
  • Connections, reflections, and e-portfolios: Creating opportunities for students to reflect on and connect their learning inside and outside the classroom, to make meaning from their projects and other learning experiences across multiple years, to track their personal and professional development, and to explore how their values, interests, and life/career direction might guide their choices with a greater sense of purpose. Projects in this FLC will also investigate how WPI’s new e-portfolio platform (coming in 2017-18) can be used to enhance integrative learning and reflective practice.

Details about expectations and funding, along with application procedures and criteria for selection for both types of grants, can be found in the Call for Proposals and Program Guidelines.The application deadline is February 1, 2017.