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The faculty learning community (FLC) for Faculty New to Carolina is designed to help our colleagues thrive as they transition to new roles at UNC. We will meet monthly (September through May) at a time that best fits members’ schedules. Regular attendance at these gatherings is expected for all cohort members. We strive to foster conversations that are interdisciplinary, reflective, hopeful, and holistic. Recent examples of FLC activities include:

  • Sharing strategies to balance teaching, research, service and wellness activities;
  • Exploring effective teaching practices across disciplines;
  • Reading and discussing relevant books and papers;
  • Learning about on- and off-campus resources available to faculty;
  • Peer mentorship and coaching to deal with issues common to new faculty.

Join the Learning Community

To apply, briefly describe your research and/or teaching activities and what you hope to gain by participating.

Priority will be given to submissions submitted by Friday, August 26, 2022. Statements will be reviewed by co-facilitators, and applicants chosen to participate will be notified on or before Friday, September 2.

The 2022-23 FLC for Faculty New to Carolina will be co-facilitated by Dr. Emily Boehm (Faculty Development Consultant, CFE) and a faculty member (to be determined). Emily is an educational developer and evolutionary biologist who has taught courses in evolutionary anthropology, animal behavior, and conservation. She helps faculty incorporate active learning and inclusive teaching practices into their classrooms.

More Information about FLCs

Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) provide support for exploration of an important topic by a committed group of faculty members. In addition to providing a collegial environment for professional growth, they can also foster interdisciplinary, collaborative projects and scholarship.