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The Office of Faculty Development

FDEV Programs

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a cross-disciplinary faculty and staff group from six to fifteen members. These members engage in an active, collaborative, semester- or year-long program with a set curriculum and specific objectives and deliverables. Faculty Development FLCs include a focus on enhancing teaching, learning and scholarship. An FLC has frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, discussion of relevant scholarship, and community building practices. Members of an FLC may select a focus course or project in which to try out innovations, assess student learning, and prepare a course or project mini-portfolio; pursue an intellectual question or body of scholarship in order to become more current in their field; or work with colleagues to solve a common disciplinary or institutional problem.

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FDEV 2020-2021 Programs

Chair Learning Community (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

Brief DescriptionThe purpose of this community is to provide professional learning and support to new and future Department Chairs in alignment with Chico State’s commitment to shared governance, transparency, and inclusivity. This community will nurture an ongoing culture of mentorship to inspire and empower future faculty leaders. Department Chairs starting their first year of service as chair will have priority. Vice Chairs or other faculty who plan on serving in the role in the future are also encouraged to apply.

FLC Leaders: Holly Nevarez (Chair of Public Health and Health Services Administration/Executive Chair) & Kevin Patton (Chair of Kinesiology)

PaymentFaculty who attend all sessions of the CLC and complete all deliverables on time will receive a $500 taxable payment at the end of the community (SP21 semester).

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Digital Pedagogy FLC (Fall 2020)

Brief Description: In this FLC, participants are invited to think about teaching and learning with a focus on digital pedagogy. Our goal: to support teaching across the disciplines and consider how our students, nascent learners in our fields, become full participants in our courses, in our disciplines, and importantly, in pursuit of their learning goals. Given the current moment, we’ll focus on the affordances and constraints of teaching online with our goals in mind. Discussions about particular digital tool use will no doubt emerge from our conversations, but will not be the driving focus of this FLC. Our sessions and discussions will be grounded in access and equity for learners.

FLC Leader: Kim Jaxon (English Faculty)

Payment: Faculty who complete the FLC will receive $500 in taxable income. Attendance is required for the final payment.

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New Faculty Mentoring Program (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

Brief Description: The purpose of this program is to establish a structure for meaningful, practical and ongoing professional support for new tenure track faculty that will facilitate their development as teachers and scholars and their successful integration into the life of their departments and colleges, the University, and the Chico area community. The structure of the program is that New faculty will be grouped by college into cohorts of 5-7 with one mentor each who is an established faculty member in that college. Mentors will work with faculty for the first two years of their tenure-track position.

Coordinator: Matt Thomas (Political Science and Criminal Justice Faculty)

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More FLCs will be coming soon!