Submission Deadline for Faculty Learning Community Statements of Interest

Monday, December 10, 2018
11:59 pm

The Educational Development Council (EDC), Academic Technology Center (ATC), and Morgan Teaching and Learning Center will solicit applications for Faculty Learning Community (FLC) grants in 2019 to foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate education. In a FLC, each member pursues their own project, while meeting regularly with the multidisciplinary community for peer support and feedback. FLCs have a theme, and we are using a two-step process to convene one or more FLCs with theme(s) that emerge from faculty interests.

Anyone interested in potentially joining a FLC is asked to submit a Statement of Interest in a particular FLC theme by December 10 using this brief online form. At the wine and cheese social on November 29, many interesting themes were suggested including global and intercultural competency, Open Educational Resources, ethics, interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary teaching, machine learning for education, applications of virtual and augmented reality, design thinking, undergraduate research, gender diversity in STEM graduate education, and social justice. This year’s FLC on Visual Communication could also be continued with new members. You are also welcome to propose other themes on the form. After December 10 the selection committee will review the statements to assess the level and substance of interest in each theme, and by December 20 we will announce one or two themes for which full FLC applications will be accepted. Any individual who wishes to apply to a particular FLC should then submit an application, which will be due on February 1. People who have strong interest in a theme that is not selected for a FLC will be encouraged to submit an Independent Project proposal instead. In addition, if you want to form your own team rather than have the EDC select members, then you should submit an Independent Project proposal (due Feb 1).

All faculty members (TTT and NTT) are eligible to submit a statement of interest, along with professional staff who have educational roles. Details about expectations and funding, along with application procedures for both FLCs and Independent Projects, can be found in the Call for Proposals and Program Guidelines. Please contact Chrys Demetry (cdemetry@wpi.edu), Director of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center, with any questions.

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