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Faculty Interest Groups

A Faculty Interest Group (FIG) is a group of faculty within or across disciplines with a mutual interest in some subject applicable to teaching. The group agrees to meet regularly to share ideas for a pre-determined length of time (generally one or two semesters). These groups are less formal than FLCs, but still engage faculty in regular efforts to share ideas about teaching that address their selected focus.

ACC’s Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) is pleased to support opportunities for ACC faculty to engage in instructor-centered and initiated groups of like-minded peers to explore shared topics of interest.

Overview

A group of faculty within or across disciplines with a mutual interest in some subject applicable to teaching (see suggested topics on this page for some ideas).

  • The group agrees to meet regularly to share ideas
  • A facilitator starts the process of creating an FIG through an application
    • As the applicant, you agree to organize and facilitate the meetings
  • Funding may be available
  • Facilitators and participants are eligible to earn professional development credit
  • Group size is limited to no more than 12 faculty members

 

Duration: One or two semesters

Expected Outcomes:

  • Practical ways to use new ideas in teaching
  • Log of meetings, topics, and attendees

Desired Outcomes:

  • Results shared with colleagues through a workshop or session at ACC hosted by the FCTL
  • FCTL Faculty Forum blog post

 

Become a Faculty Interest Group Facilitator!

 

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