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Faculty Learning Communities

The Committee for Educational Technologies (CET) and Educational Technology Services invite faculty to join one of the faculty learning communities concerned with the integration of technology in teaching and learning.

A faculty learning community (FLC) is composed of faculty who meet regularly to discuss and explore a common area of interest related to the integration of technology in teaching and learning. The group defines its scope, schedule, and agenda. ETS will serve as a resource for the learning community and provide support as needed but the faculty is responsible for the momentum, direction and facilitation of the group. Each FLC is expected to report on its deliberations at the end of the school year in a forum of the group's choosing. Participation requires a full academic year commitment.

FLCs might address questions such as:
How does a particular technology work? How can it be used in teaching and learning?
How can a piece of technology be assessed to understand its impact on teaching and learning?
How might technology shape the essence of our learning spaces?
What is the role of technology and teaching and learning at a liberal arts college?
What impact will technology have on our relationships with our students?

Faculty Responsibilities in FLCs:

ETS Responsibilities in FLCs:
--Organize broad topic areas for faculty to choose from,
--Schedule and facilitate first meeting,
--Provide ideas and support, as needed, for the faculty responsibilities listed above,
--Provide necessary and relevant technical and pedagogical support and resources.

Tom Laughner, Director of Educational Technology Services, is available to answer any questions about the FLCs. Email tlaughne@smith.edu. Also, consult our Faculty Learning Communities FAQs.

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