Website for Developing Faculty and Professional Learning Communities (FLCs): Communities of Practice in Higher Education

Welcome! This website is dedicated to informing, teaching, and encouraging visitors to investigate and initiate Faculty Learning Communities on their campuses. You are welcome to contact any of the directors at the colleges and universities in the Consortium that are implementing Faculty Learning Communities. I invite you to join the Consortium and participate in this project. Please contact me if you would like more information.

You are invited to see our book, Building Faculty Learning Communities, Volume 97 in the Jossey-Bass series, New Directions for Teaching and Learning. See the list of chapters and descriptions produced by our 21 authors, and the ordering information online.

Photo of Milt Cox

Milton D. Cox, Project Director
FIPSE Project on Faculty Learning Communities
Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and University Assessment
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


Necessary Qualities for Building Community
What is a Faculty
Learning Community?
The Consortium: Participating Institutions and Their Communities
30 Components of Faculty
Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities and the Scholarship of Teaching

Recommendations for Initiating and Implementing an FLC on Your Campus
New Developers' and Facilitators' Institute
Other information about Faculty Learning Communities

This project has been supported in part by a grants from the US Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the Ohio Board of Regents.