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Faculty Learning Communities

What are Faculty Learning Communities?

“The primary goal of a faculty learning community (FLC) is to explore a specific topic area or theme as it relates to best practices in teaching and learning. The learning community provides a safe, supportive community wherein members can engage in activities including research, the scholarship of teaching and learning and service to explore new approaches to teaching.”
Indiana University Bloomington Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

For further information on faculty learning communities, including applicaton/acceptance procedures, please contact us via e-mail ( or by telephone at 215-895-4973.


Faculty Learning Communities - Academic Year 2013-2014

The application process for the 2013-2014 faculty learning communities is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.


Writing in the Disciplines: Assignments, Collaboration, Feedback

Scott Warnock, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of English and PhilosophyDirector of the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum

Dan Driscoll, MA
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of English and Philosophy
Associate Director of the Writing Center

This FLC will explore writing and the teaching of writing as it is learned and practiced in different disciplines at Drexel. Facilitators will provide participants with readings from the literature about writing/writing instruction; all group members will discuss these materials within the context of their own teaching experience and practices (and the practices of their discipline/field). The FLC will focus first on developing writing assignments, then on collaboration and peer review, and finally on giving effective feedback.


Online Teaching and Learning: Best Practices

Janet Zimmerman, MS, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Nursing

Kevin Scoles, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

This practical, how-to learning community will allow experienced and novice online faculty and staff to share knowledge, skills, resources, experiences, and best practices for teaching students in a virtual environment. Faculty and staff involved in teaching undergraduate or graduate students in any college, school, or department are invited to join this learning community.