Active Learning Classroom Faculty Learning Community

This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) was designed to prepare AHC faculty for teaching in the new Health Sciences Education Center. Instructors who are new to teaching in an Active Learning Classroom (ALC) often have questions about how to adapt their traditional class delivery strategy to one that takes advantage of the affordances of an ALC. In this FLC participants will join fellow instructors in a year-long cohort where they will explore instructional approaches and course design strategies to make the most of these classrooms. 

FLC participants will learn AHC discipline-appropriate practices for teaching in an ALC from Center for Educational Innovation staff and experienced U of M colleagues who have successfully taught in these spaces. Participants will attend 8 meetings throughout the year, observe experienced faculty teaching in an ALC, and reflect on their own teaching. With assistance from facilitators from the CEI and our University partners, they will design or modify curriculum to increase learning in these unique classrooms. Participants will be eligible for $300 in professional development funds upon successful completion of the program.

Participants will be eligible for $300 in professional development funds upon successful completion of the program.

Participant Outcomes

  • Implement discipline-appropriate practices for student learning in an ALC
  • Design or modify a course to optimize learning in an ALC
  • Become confident teaching in an ALC
  • Develop an interdisciplinary network with other AHC faculty teaching in ALCs

Tentative Schedule 

Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Meeting locations to be announced.

Meeting Time

Topic

February 6 Introduction, goals, and resources
March 13 Managing room technology, assessments, and feedback
April 17 Activities
May 15 Class observation follow-up
June  No meeting, work on an individual project
July  No meeting, work on an individual project
August  No meeting, work on an individual project
September 18  Early term feedback
October 16  Managing student groups
November 13  Supporting all students
December 11  Classroom research

 

Apply

Applications are now being accepted. Complete this form by Friday, January 4, 2019 to apply.