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Faculty Learning Community Participation Grant


Below is a detailed explanation of the Pew FTLC Faculty Learning Community Participation Grant, a link to current Faculty Learning Community offerings, and a link to past examples of Faculty Learning Communities.  Once you have reviewed the information below, please click on "APPLY FOR GRANTS" to begin the application process. Applications may be saved as "in progress" at any time during the application process. 

Applications will be accepted up to a week into the semester in which the Faculty Learning Community will begin or until funds are depleted.

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GRANT DESCRIPTION

Faculty Learning Community Participation Grants support faculty in engaging in an active, collaborative curriculum focused on teaching and learning related topics of special interest or significance to faculty.  Faculty Learning Community participants meet bi-weekly throughout 1-2 semesters and work together to produce a specific outcome.

Maximum Award: 
The grant provides $100/per semester faculty stipends (up to two semesters) and resource materials for each participant as well as light refreshments at each meeting. Participants must attend the majority of the scheduled meetings and submit a Final Report to receive the faculty stipend. 

Eligibility:
All faculty, full- or part-time, are eligible to apply.  (Note: GVSU staff may participate with supervisor approval, but are ineligible for faculty stipends.)

Application Instructions:
Once you have completed your application and it has been approved by the Pew FTLC, you will be contacted by the facilitator of the Faculty Learning Community with additional details about the community.

Final Report Instructions:
Each applicant who is awarded a Faculty Learning Community Participation Grant will be responsible for submitting a Final Report via the online system within 30 days of the final meeting. The Pew FTLC will send out an automatic reminder e-mail for your convenience.  The Final Report will ask for you to summarize the following (500 word limit): 

  • What tools, skills, knowledge and/or professional connections did you gain by attending the Faculty Learning Community?
  • How will you implement what you have learned into the classroom?
  • How will you determine the effectiveness of your implementation?
  • What are your plans to disseminate your new knowledge?

To submit a Final Report, click on "Final Report" under "Application Details" within the FTLC Grant System.  Faculty Stipends will not be processed until a Final Report has been received.

(Optional) Faculty Reflection:
Each applicant who is awarded a Faculty Learning Community Participation Grant will be invited to submit a Faculty Reflection via the online system within 30 days of the final meeting. The Pew FTLC will send out an automatic reminder e-mail for your convenience.  The Faculty Reflection will ask for you to include a brief reflection on your experience that may be posted on the Pew FTLC website to give other interested faculty an idea of the nature of the faculty learning community (150 word limit).

For descriptions of current FLC's, click on "Current Faculty Learning Communities".

For descriptions of grants that have been successfully funded, please click on "Grant Examples".

For questions about how to assess your grant activity, please click on "Guide to Assessment".

Current FLCs

Teaching Circle Examples

Grant Assessment