Faculty learning community

what is an flc?

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers UGA faculty and post-doctoral scholars the opportunity for cohort-based instructional development through its Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) program.

Faculty Learning Communities are designed to build community and enhance scholarly teaching and learning. Several FLC’s explore methods and resources that can lead to effective student engagement toward sustainability. The Sustainability Across Curriculum FLC functions as a cross-disciplinary working group for infusing sustainability principles into academic curricula.

sustainability across the curricula flc

In order to move towards a healthy, equitable society while maintaining earth’s basic systems, we as educators must cross disciplinary divides and infuse sustainability principles into every discipline, teaching our students to approach problems holistically and to integrate social, economic, and environmental concerns as they apply knowledge learned to the grand challenges of our time. The Sustainability Across the Curricula Faculty Learning Community will function as a working group on sustainability in the curriculum. This year the FLC will focus on UN Global Goal #2 – Zero Hunger – exploring food sustainability in various forms. In addition to the UN Global Goal website and targets, we will use the book Project Drawdown, and network with the UN Regional Center for Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development Greater Atlanta. Faculty will explore how their courses and research intersects with Global Goal 2 and how individual disciplines can contribute.

Goals:

1. Explore sustainability education through our many disciplines and contribute to on-going scholarship in this area.

2. Share ideas, resources, and practical ways to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.

3. Provide an interdisciplinary forum to foster conversation and collaboration to address grand challenges in the curriculum.

4. Identify ways to locally address UN Global Goal # 2 Zero Hunger through our curriculum and engage our students in this complex topic through experiential learning.

Meeting time: Tuesday or Thursday morning

Facilitators: Tyra Byers (tyrab@uga.edu) and Ron Balthazor (rlbalth@uga.edu)