Faculty Learning Community on Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (FLC-CUE)
During the 2010-2011 academic year, the Faculty Learning Community on Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (FLC-CUE) continued for a second year. i2a Facilitators and unit deans identified faculty for participation in the FLC-CUE. The composition of the FLC-CUE was a diverse group of 10 faculty.
These faculty taught a course:
- at the undergraduate level.
- that currently has or could incorporate a CUE assignment.
- that was scheduled for the Fall 2010 or Spring 2011 semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
- hat are the goals of the i2a Faculty Learning Community on Culminating Undergraduate Experience (FLC-CUE)?
- What are the benefits to the faculty participants?
- What are the benefits to the department?
- What are the expectations for FLC Faculty participants?
What are the goals of the i2a Faculty Learning Community on Culminating Undergraduate Experience (FLC-CUE)?
Development of culminating undergraduate experiences in senior level courses. This will include:
- Formulation of student learning outcomes for the experiences based on the CUE SLOs and Defining Features.
- Development of specific activities for the experiences that incorporate critical thinking.
- Identification of resources needed to complete the experience.
- Creation of assessment instruments based on the CUE assessments.
Implementation of the culminating undergraduate experiences. This will include:
- Incorporating the experience described in #1 in a credit-bearing course.
- Facilitating students' participation in the experience.
- Completing evaluations of the experience and the implementation project.
Faculty involved with this year-long FLC meet to develop and share implementation of culminating experiences. Members of the i2a Team provide instruction and guidance with the development and implementation of the experiences. Additionally faculty will learn and share from each others' experiences.
What are the benefits to the faculty participants?
Participants will learn and share from their peers' experiences. In addition, participants will receive:
- Individual support and coaching.
- Customized reflection & CUE documents/artifacts to support integrative learning.
- Complimentary relevant books & publications.
- Stipend: Upon the successful completion of the Faculty Learning Community process (i.e. cohort activities, individual goals, final e-portfolio), participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.
- Certificate of completion.
What are the benefits to the department?
Development & implementation of CUEs will include:
- Incorporating the assignment into a credit-bearing course, which can serve as a model for other capstone-like experiences in the unit.
- Facilitating faculty and students' participation in the CUE development in the discipline.
- Formulation of student learning outcomes drawing on the CUE Defining Features.
- Development of specific activities for the experiences that incorporate integrative learning and the application/development of critical thinking.
- Creation of assessment instruments based on the CUE assessment documents and data about student learning.
What are the expectations for FLC Faculty participants?
- Attend and participate in 6 out of the 8 regular sessions during the academic year, including completion of readings and related tasks.
- Explore and implement "best practices" in experiential education, integrative learning, and culminating undergraduate experiences under the guidance of i2a staff.
- Develop strategies for intentionally and purposefully incorporating and modeling critical thinking in experiential learning and the CUE.
- Develop and implement individual goals and/or outcomes for their own participation in the FLC-CUE.
- Share examples of their work throughout the cohort and get & give feedback with peers and i2a staff.
- Work with i2a facilitators in their unit to serve as an advocate for implementing CUEs across the unit and/or department.