Faculty Learning Communities

Whether you’ve been teaching online or hybrid courses for several years, or just getting ready to start your first semester teaching hybrid or online, all levels of expertise are welcome to join our “Online and Hybrid Faculty Learning Communities.” We hope these learning communities will provide a venue for faculty-led dialogue and sharing collective expertise regarding online/hybrid instruction at GVSU.

Photograph of a faculty learning community meeting

Community Learning Objectives

  • Support new and experienced online/hybrid faculty through dialogue and samples
  • Explore best practices associated with online/hybrid teaching and learning
  • Identify emerging technological needs to support online teaching and learning
  • Share collective expertise across disciplines


How Do I Sign-Up?

To join our Faculty Learning Community, send an email to Matthew Roberts, the FLC's facilitator.

Schedule for Winter 2024

January 2024

Date: Thursday January 25, 2024

Time: 11am EST

Topic: planning topics and dates for the rest of the semester

February 2024

Date: Thursday February 22, 2024

Time: 11am EST

Topic: Student Engagement

March 2024

Date: Thursday March 21, 2024

Time: 11am EDT

Topic: Course Design for Interdepartmental Assessment

April 2024

Date: Thursday April 18, 2024

Time: 11am EDT

Topic: High Impact Practices in Online Courses

Benefits of Faculty Learning Communities

Interview with Kristen Vu

Kristen Vu, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic & Treatment Sciences

"We have a great support system..."

"The sharing of knowledge, tips and suggestions has been valuable to me as I continue to improve my online/hybrid instruction methods and organization of my online content."

"I always learn something new that can be applied to all my classes, whether they are taught in the traditional format or the hybrid format."

"I enjoy attending to keep up to date in the latest best practices in online/hybrid teaching and in knowing what my colleagues across the university are doing in their online teaching."

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