Faculty Learning Communities: AY 2019-2020

The Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering FLCs during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Participating in an FLC requires a commitment to meet together several times (about every 2-3 weeks) over the course of a semester. In most cases, FLCs work over a two-semester period. In addition to the meetings, participants will read, collaborate, and make progress on individual projects between meetings. Each participant will actively contribute as responders, facilitators, peer reviewers and experts in selected areas of teaching and learning. Faculty should consider their other professional commitments before applying.

Metacognition, Mindset, and Mastery (2019-2020)

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to participate in a new faculty learning community for the 2019-2020 academic year. Faculty learning communities (FLCs) are one opportunity for faculty to participate in sustained scholarly professional development. This FLC occurs in conjunction with the Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellow program and facilitated by Dr. Tina Cartwright, our 2019-2020 fellow.

Marshall’s Baccalaureate Degree Profile Outcomes define metacognitive thinking as a “student’s ability to evaluate the effectiveness of project plan or strategy to determine the degree of their improvement in knowledge and skills.” A broader understanding of metacognition defines it as a skill set used to regulate thinking and learning processes such as planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Metacognitive thinking has been shown to be an essential skill related to retention and academic success, suggesting that students could benefit from learning experiences aimed at improving their metacognitive abilities (Dunlosky & Rawson, 2012).

For more information and to apply for this FLC, click here: Metacognition, Mindset, and Mastery


Dr. Tina Cartwright, Professor, COEPD
Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellow