Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)


Center for Faculty Development
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192


Online Forms For 2012-2013 FLC members

1. Faculty Learning Community Planning Form by October 12th
2. Technology tool Distribution and Orientation Session Sign Up Form


Faculty Learning Communities

A faculty learning community (FLC) is a group of faculty, typically 8 to 12 in size, that engages in collegial conversation and inquiry around a topic of mutual interest. At SJSU, faculty participating in such learning communities spend the semester or the year addressing questions pertaining to student learning, teaching effectiveness, and the like.

The work scope of a FLC may include any or all of the following: (a) discussing readings pertaining to the topic; (b) engaging in research pertaining to the topic; (c) designing, implementing and assessing instructional activities pertaining to the topic; and (d) larger-scale course re-design. Such in-depth and sustained collegial interactions help nurture the professional engagement and revitalization of participants.

The Center for Faculty Development staff, in collaboration with various SJSU partners, will provide research and instructional design support for each FLC, as appropriate.

Interested in joining an FLC? Please submit an Interest Form by September 16, 2013.


FLC members are expected to:

  • remain active participants until the group's work scope is completed;
  • share the results of their work with the broader campus community at an appropriate forum (e.g., presentation at the year-end Center for Faculty Development celebration).

Topics in the Previous Years

Teacher Scholars Program

Resources about FLC