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Faculty Learning Communities

This form will be used to advertise the proposed faculty learning community to the Miami community and for the CELTUA website. Please reference past faculty learning communities and General Information About Faculty Learning Communities should you need help in filling out the information below. The CELTUA staff can consult with you in preparing this proposal.

FLC Budget Guideline Information:

The amounts below are based on an academic year Faculty Learning Community.

Budget Guidelines:

  • $10,000 maximum for a new Faculty Learning Community with no co-sponsor
  • $5,000 maximum from CELTUA for a new Faculty Learning Community with matching funds from a co-sponsor
  • $6,000 maximum for a repeat Faculty Learning Community with new and old members

FLC Development Funds:

  • Professional development expenses for members should range between $250-$500 per person for the academic year
  • Student associates (if any) should receive up to $100
  • Facilitators can receive development funds up to $2000 per community (2 facilitators can receive up to $1000 each) for the academic year

Hosting (food) for meetings:

  • $1500 maximum
  • Soup & sandwich meal (including beverages and dessert) - approximately $12 per person
  • Box lunches (including beverages and dessert) - approximately $10 per person
  • Breakfast menu (pastries, coffee & juice) - approximately $6 per person
  • Plated & served meal (chicken, vegetables, etc.) - approximately $16 per person

Supplies / Materials / Printing:

  • For most FLCs, this category will not be used
  • Consult with CELTUA staff prior to budgeting funding for this

Guest speakers / Honorarium:

  • Cost will vary depending on the presenter
  • Average honorarium is $500-$2000, plus travel expenses (flight, mileage, meals)

Books for the community:

  • Prices will range depending on the book
  • Please consult when determining the price of books


  • Take into consideration any conferences that the community may wish to attend throughout the year
  • Funding for facilitators to attend the FLC Summer Institute (alternative to attending the pre-conference workshop at the Lilly Conference) should be included in this section

Proposal submission form


Semester-long FLC
Year-long FLC
No preference
Other (specify below)


  1. Why do you wish to participate in this Community?
  2. Please indicate areas in which you can contribute to the work of the Community.

Facilitator Agreement

If your FLC is approved, all facilitators must sign an agreement containing the terms below:

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