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CIL Faculty Learning Communities

Starting in the fall of 2015, the CIL launched a new program of Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) designed to bring together faculty and professional staff across the college in order to explore pedagogical theories and innovations in higher education. The communities are proposed and lead by interested faculty, and each will focus on a topic central to teaching and student learning. The focus of the various communities' inquiries might range from inquiries into classroom-based practices to broader questions of curriculum design.

2018 FLC on the Digital Liberal Arts

Interest and investment in the “Digital Humanities” has been on the rise in recent years, but that conversation often circulates around expensive centers and massive projects at research institutions, and it also, sadly, excludes non-humanities disciplines. This Faculty Learning Community will explore the growing notion of the Digital Liberal Arts – interdisciplinary, collaborative, innovative teaching and research practices that can include the breadth of the Wofford community. Over the course of two semesters, we’ll meet to read and discuss what other institutions are doing and saying about DH/DLA, and (hopefully) the FLC will serve as an opportunity to brainstorm projects and collaborations here at Wofford. 

2016-18 FLC on Interdisciplinary & Integrative Learning

The Faculty Learning Community on Interdisciplinary & Integrative Learning is a learning community to support faculty and professional staff who wish to collaboratively investigate critical questions about students' learning in interdisciplinary or integrative programs and courses. From Fall 2016-Fall 2017, the community (1) examined student experiences in interdisciplinary/integrative learning; (2) developed an understanding of how Wofford students make their way through interdisciplinary and integrative work; (3) reflected on how intentional we are (or want to be) in scaffolding interdisciplinary and/or integrative learning experiences for students.

We invite new collaborators to join us for continued work in Spring 2018 about how to scaffold interdisciplinary and/or integrative learning experiences. Part of our meeting time will be spent together and part in working groups on (1) methods and pedagogies for teaching methods and their application; (2) professional development for faculty support interdisciplinary and integrative work; (3) supporting community-based and applied research by students; (4) living-learning communities and integrative/interdisciplinary learning.