Faculty Learning Communities

Fall 2023 Faculty Learning Communities

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) would like to invite you to join a group of faculty for regular, biweekly discussions about teaching and learning. In these groups, called Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs), we take on important pedagogical issues of your choosing by discussing readings and sharing our own experiences.

The FLC program is open to anyone who teaches full-time, whether on a contract or tenured/tenure-track. The program involves involves three components:

  • 80-minute in-person meetings every two weeks (starting the week of September 11);
  • peer teaching observations; and
  • short, selected readings from Learning That Matters (2020).

In recognition of how important FLCs are in the University’s mission of pursuing academic excellence, participants will receive a $600 stipend upon completion of the program.

For more information, please email Marty Samuels (msamuels@brandeis.edu). 

What are the advantages to joining an FLC?

FLCs can:

  • break the isolation in which most teaching usually happens;
  • provide new ideas about teaching and learning;
  • create a supportive environment in which faculty can investigate, question, explore, and apply new classroom techniques;
  • develop a community among faculty members who can inspire and support one another;
  • discuss scholarship on teaching and learning; and
  • challenge yourself to grow as a teacher and life-long learner.

We hope you will be interested in participating and look forward to hearing from you!

Fall 2023 FLC participants 

LATTE page for Fall 2023 FLC

Participant Department / Program
Chunzi Chai

Chinese Language Program, GRALL

Jennifer Cleary

Theater Arts

Katrin Fischer

University Writing Program

Hollie Harder

French and Francophone Studies

Pito Salas Computer Science
Rebecca Sausville Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies
Mariam Sheibani Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Sara Shostak Sociology & Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)
Aida Wong Fine Arts, East Asian Studies, & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Spring 2023 FLC participants

LATTE page for Spring 2023 FLC

Participant Department / Program
Dar Brooks-Hedstrom Near Eastern and Judaic Studies & Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies
Brad Garvey Music
Christine Grienberger Biology, Neuroscience Program
Ashley Miller


Julia Sauve

Legal Studies