→ What are you radically curious about? ←
Pratt’s upcoming Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for the 2021-22 academic year is going to take shape through a new, experiential model of building a virtual garden of our collective curiosities. Though a self-directed and self-determined project shared within a collaborative space, in this new FLC we will be working together to pose questions and ‘plant the seeds’ of creative ideas for new pedagogies to support learning in the post-pandemic world. We will be watering and tending our ‘plants’ together as well as individually, and watch them blossom into research-based collections of alternative approaches to art and design education. We’ll encourage FLC participants to use the Spring 2022 semester to engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and through reflection, create and share their take-aways. These reflections will be published in our CTL Journal.
The structure of the FLC this year will not exactly follow the traditional approach for learning communities. Instead, we will be implementing a new online structure for collaboration, and building and exploring ways of tending to multidisciplinary connections and community. FLC participants should still expect to participate, share research, use examples from their classroom or studio teaching, share and receive feedback from colleagues. In the Spring 2022 we will engage in writing, peer feedback, and producing a scholarly piece for publication.
Faculty Learning Communities… “develop empathy among members; operate by consensus, not majority; develop their own culture, openness, and trust; engage complex problems; energize and empower participants, have the potential of transforming institutions into learning organizations; and are holistic in approach.”
We are seeking interested Pratt faculty.
One year commitment will begin with a kickoff Planting Party on April 30 (time TBD) and continue throughout the Summer and the Fall 2021 semesters. The Harvest Party is going to take place in November 2021. The deadline to submit for the CTL Journal will be May 2022.
Members of the FLC will gain the many benefits of cross-disciplinary collaboration and scholarship. Part time faculty will receive a compensation of $1500 stipend ($750 each semester). FLC participants will also have an opportunity to present their preliminary work at the Pratt Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning and share their work during the Pratt Research Open House in the Spring semester.
Please submit your application for the limited spots available by March 26 (Friday). The selection process will take into consideration the following:
- Your completed application and commitment to follow through;
- Your interest and willingness to participate in a new mode of connecting and working with colleagues;
- Creating an interdisciplinary FLC, representing a variety of schools and disciplines.
The finalized FLC membership will be announced by early April.