Faculty Learning Community Application


  • Amount: Funding will cover the cost of books, materials, other resources, and light refreshments at the meetings.
  • Purpose: For faculty interested in joining a Faculty Learning Community focused on a topic of significance to faculty.
  • Eligibility: All faculty (tenure track, tenured, affiliate, visiting, and adjunct)
  • Application Timing: Applications will be accepted up to a week into the semester in which the FLC will begin or until groups are full.

Faculty Learning Community Application

Faculty Learning Communities support faculty in engaging in an active, collaborative conversation and curriculum focused on a teaching and learning related topic of special interest or significance to faculty.  Faculty Learning Community participants meet regularly throughout the semester and work together to apply the knowledge gained.

  • All faculty (tenure track, tenured, affiliate, visiting, and adjunct).  (Note: GVSU staff may participate with supervisor approval.)
  • Apply online by completing an application on the FTLC Grants System.
  • Apply by selecting "FLC Application" from the dropdown menu in the FTLC Grant System.
  • 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.

Each Faculty Learning Community applicant will be responsible for submitting a Final Report (brief 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 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 have you/will you continue to implement what you have learned into the classroom?

To submit a Final Report, click on "Final Report" under "Application Details" within the FTLC Grant System.

Please note: We read these reports with great interest and use them:

  • To verify that our investment in you had an impact on our students' learning and on your professional development
  • To glean ideas for new FTLC endeavors which can benefit more students and faculty
  • To improve our processes and outcomes

Note: Faculty who are interested in facilitating a Faculty Learning Community are invited to contact the Pew FTLC at [email protected] or (616) 331-3498 prior to the semester of proposed activity.

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