Building Faculty Learning Communities: New Directions for Teaching and Learning

Book by Milton Cox; Laurie Richlin. Book Pages

Status: In

Changing our colleges and universities into learning institutions has become increasingly important at the same time it has become more difficult. Faculty learning communities have proven to be effective for addressing institutional challenges, from preparing the faculty of the future and reinvigorating senior faculty, to implementing new courses, curricula, and campus initiatives on diversity and technology. The results of faculty learning community programs parallel for faculty members the results of student learning communities for students, such as retention, deeper learning, respect for other cultures, and greater civic participation. Key words: teaching improvement practices, multicultural course transformation, academic change, learning communities