The Office of Faculty Development

Faculty Learning Communities

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a faculty group that collaborates during a break, semester, or year-long program, toward completing specific objectives and deliverables. All FLCs are structured to provide discussion, learning, and development of relevant teaching practice, scholarship, and community building.


Fall 2024

Programs listed below are likely offerings for the fall and are noted as grant funded or probable, pending budget allocation.

  • Advancing Hispanic/Latinx Student Success - Grant Funded
    Leads: Teresita Curiel(opens in new window) and Gloria Lopez(opens in new window)
    Compensation: $500-$1000
    Format: TBD

    This project is partially funded by a generous U.S. Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) grant from PI Ryan Patten, College of BSS.  We are happy to collaborate on this important work.  This FLC will feature connected workshops focused on better understanding Hispanic/Latinx university students and how Chico State can advance their success.
  • Asynchronous AI Retrofit Course
    Enroll in this asynchronous Canvas course for a step-by-step guide to course revision in the world of Generative Artificial Intelligence. The world has changed, and this will help you change with it.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching (EDIT) - Probable

    Leads: Alisa Wade(opens in new window) and Allison McConnell(opens in new window)
    Format: Flex
    Compensation: TBD

    The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Teaching (EDIT) Series includes six workshops, and is designed to offer faculty an introduction to basic concepts of equity, diversity, inclusion, and how they can be implemented in the classroom in order to create more equitable and accessible learning environments. Each workshop explores--and models--a different facet of student-centered and inclusive teaching through tools, resources, and strategies: positionality in the classroom, antiracist pedagogy, backward design, accessibility of course materials, culturally responsive teaching and the hidden curriculum, and practices of classroom community building. Workshops are each paired with a teaching guide (and other materials) and offer the opportunity for faculty to complete deliverables that they will be able to incorporate into their course(s) moving forward.

  • Grant Writing - Probable

    Lead: Julie Jessen(opens in new window) and TBD
    Compensation: TBD
    Format: TBD

    This FLC will lead faculty members through the grant writing process. Julie Jessen from CSE will help faculty in the process of identifying grant opportunities and partners. Faculty writing support will also be there to provide writing structure and guidance. The goal is to have a grant submitted or ready to submit by the end of the Fall!

  • Leadership Development - Probable

    Lead: Holly Nevarez(opens in new window)
    Compensation: TBD
    Format: Flex

    The leadership development faculty learning community (FLC) will introduce leadership styles and strategies. This FLC is designed for you to lead from wherever you are. Perhaps you are not a formal leader on campus, but find yourself leading other staff or students; perhaps you would like to be a formal leader someday and want to start to develop skills; or perhaps you are going to be a department Chair next year and want to start preparing. In any of those scenarios, this FLC is for you. We will talk about staffing, collegiality managing difficult people, explore campus resources,  work to develop a leadership philosophy and more.

  • Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) - Grant Funded

    Lead: Allison McConnell(opens in new window)
    Compensation: $500
    Format: Online and Primarily Asynchronous

    The Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Program is an asynchronous, self-paced Canvas course structured around the QLT evaluation rubric. This QLT course is designed to meet core standards in the QLT instrument through the completion of eight modules with associated deliverables that guide you to fully redesign a course (or design a new course). Topics and deliverables focus on backwards design, student engagement, authentic assessment, inclusion and accessibility, and more. This QLT course requires a final course review. While focusing on online learning, QLT provides a framework that is applicable to all modes of instruction.

    • Module 1: Introduction to QLT & Course Design Goals
    • Module 2: Course Overview & Learner Support  
      (QLT sections 1 and 7)
    • Module 3: Assessment & Evaluation of Student Learning 
      (QLT section 2)
    • Module 4: Course Mapping & Instructional Material Organization
      (QLT section 3)
    • Module 5: Equity, Diversity & Antiracism 
      (QLT section 5)
    • Module 6: Inclusivity & Accessibility 
      (QLT section 8)
    • Module 7: Student Interaction & Engagement
      (QLT sections 4 and 6)
    • Module 8: Wrap-up & Reflections