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.

Our initial group began meeting in January 2015 and we now have three faculty learning communities (one per campus) located at the Allendale,  Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS), and Pew campuses where we meet once a month for 90 minutes.

Facilitated by IDeL (Instructional Design for eLearning) in eLearning & Emerging Technologies, 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

FLC 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

If you're interested in being added to our GVSU Online & Hybrid Teaching Faculty Learning Community Blackboard organization so that you can receive meeting location reminders and updates, please send Kim Kenward an email to kenwardk@gvsu.edu

Schedule for Fall 2019

CHS & RFH Campus

  • Wednesdays
  • 9/18 (CHS 211), 10/16 (RFH 351), 11/13 (CHS 211), 12/4 (RFH 351)
  • 1pm – 2:30pm

Pew Campus

  • Thursdays
  • 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/5
  • 10:30am – 12pm
  • Location: DEV 225E

Allendale Campus

  • Thursdays
  • 9/19, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5
  • 11am – 12:30pm
  • Location: KHS 4454

Benefits of Faculty Learning Communities

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."