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Faculty Learning Communities

A faculty learning community (FLC) is a group of people who are committed to learning together and improving assessment, teaching, and learning in higher education. FLCs are designed to facilitate sharing and peer-learning, by encouraging individual community members to contribute their knowledge, skills and networks to the community.

Washington State has a rich tradition of FLCs throughout the 34 community and technical colleges.  The following are the state funded FLCs hosted at Pierce College.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Pierce College received funding from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for one FLC:

  • Poverty Competency at Pierce College

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Pierce College received funding from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for one FLC:

  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations between Professional & Technical Programs

During the 2012-2013 academic year, Pierce College received funding from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for two FLCs:

  • Owning College Success: Engaging the College Community in the Development and Assessment of COLLG 110
  • Designing Learning Environments with Canvas

These FLCs proved vital to the advancement of key Pierce College efforts – Achieving the Dream and the transition to the Canvas learning management system.

If you would like to start a faculty learning community at Pierce College, please contact Renee Phoenix. Funding opportunities may be available.

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