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A faculty learning community (FLC) is a "cross-disciplinary faculty and staff group ... who engage in an active, collaborative yearlong program with curriculum about enhancing teaching and learning and with frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, the scholarship of teaching, and community building."[Cox & Richlin,2004] We are proposing a topic-based FLC centered around pedagogy and materials for the science of networks. The Duke Center for Instructional Technology has supported FLCs at Duke in the past and have endorsed this project. They will provide administrative support for the FLC.

Along with the goal of developing the modules of class materials and pedagogical tools, the faculty learning community also serves a number of other goals including: nourishing faculty interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning and undergraduate teaching and learning, in general; increasing faculty collaboration across disciplines; and a building a community across departments, schools, and universities through teaching and learning. To these ends, the fellowship gained by having these meetings will be a significant byproduct of these communities.

FLC for 2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 academic year, we will added the following faculty:
  • Ed Carr, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Robert Duvall, Lecturer of Computer Science, Duke University
  • Gary Marchionini, Professor of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina
  • Ketan Mayer-Patel, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of North Carolina
  • Steve McDonald, Assistant Professor of Sociology, North Carolina State University
  • Cameron Seay, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, North Carolina Central University
Members of the FLC will develop and evaluate materials for their respective disciplinary and institutional contexts.

Schedule

DateTopic
Nov 2009Organizational meeting
Feb 2010Data sourcess
Mar 2010Problems & Questions
Apr 2010Evaluation and dissemination discussion

The Faculty Learning Community was on hiatus during the 2008-2009 academic year.

FLC for 2007-2008

In academic year 2007-2008, the faculty learning community will be comprised of:
  • Facilitator: Owen Astrachan, Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
  • David Banks, Professor of the Practice of Statistics
  • Jonathon Cummings. Associate Professor of Management, Fuqua School of Business
  • Jeff Forbes, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
  • Miguel Lobo, Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Fuqua School of Business
  • James Moody, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Susan Rodger, Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
  • Joshua Socolar, Associate Professor of Physics

Owen Astrachan Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Teaching and Learning, has agreed to serve as facilitator for the FLC. Prof. Astrachan has worked extensively with the Profs. Forbes and Rodger developing material on networks and has been charged with forging ties across disciplines to find ways in which computing can be viewed as relevant and engaging for students in the natural and social sciences.

Schedule

Agendas and other materials will be linked below.
DateTopic
Sep 24,2007Initial planning meeting
Nov 2007Review of the network science literature and tools
Dec 2007Review of the network science literature and tools
Jan 2008Develop modules for use in courses
Feb 2008Develop modules for use in courses
Mar 2008Employ and review initial assessment techniques for the modules
Apr 2008Employ and review initial assessment techniques for the modules
May 2008Final summary meeting

Last updated Tue Mar 08 13:07:18 EST 2011