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Faculty Learning Communities

Looking to build cross-disciplinary networks with other UofL faculty who are interested in investigating teaching and learning innovations?

Adobe Creative Educators Faculty Learning Community 2021-22

Application Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021

Facilitators:

Jason Zahrndt
Program Manager
Digital Media Suite
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
jhzahr01@louisville.edu

Regina (Gin) Presley
Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Internship Faculty Supervisor
Health & Sport Sciences/Sport Administration
College of Education and Human Development
rgpres01@louisville.edu


Meetings:


Adobe Creative Campus LogoDescription: In this learning community, faculty will explore teaching strategies that utilize the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of media production tools. Faculty participants will use various Adobe Creative Cloud applications to design classroom activities to improve student digital literacy skills.

The FLC will kick off with an extended session on July 29 and will meet throughout the fall and spring with the goal of each faculty member creating and implementing a digital assignment in a course they are teaching in spring 2022. The FLC will have face-to-face sessions in summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022. If necessary, sessions will switch to synchronous online.

Participants will: Adobe Creative Educator Badge


Eligibility: Ten faculty members will be selected by the two co-facilitators to participate in this FLC, along with the two co-facilitators. This FLC is open to any faculty member planning to teach a class in the spring of 2022 at UofL. Priority will be given to faculty who are new or relatively new to the use of Adobe Creative Cloud and other media production software, as well as faculty who are new to UofL.


Submit Your FLC Application

Application Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021

Questions? Contact Jason Zahrndt at jhzahr01@louisville.edu.




What is a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)?

A faculty learning community (FLC) is a cross-disciplinary cohort of 8-12 faculty who engage in a collaborative yearlong program to ask questions about teaching and learning, explore teaching innovations, assess the impact on student learning, and present and publish scholarship about their work.


What is the time commitment to participate?

Most FLCs meet monthly during the academic year for 2-3 hours per session, but session length and frequency vary by topic. Typically, each participant selects a project related to the topic to explore with the goal of disseminating learning at the conclusion of the FLC. Between sessions, participants read selected resources independently and share information related to the topic with the group.


What is the benefit of participating?

Most FLC participants report that the experience of collaborating with other faculty, across disciplinary boundaries, on topics of shared interest is stimulating and refreshing. Many develop new projects and research collaborations as a result. Others report gaining greater confidence and experiencing greater enjoyment as teachers.


What have other FLC participants said about their experience?