Faculty Interest Groups
What's a Faculty Interest Group (FIG)?
In a faculty interest group (FIG), faculty across disciplines meet to explore a common interest and share concerns and best practices.
How often do FIGs meet?
Generally, FIGs meet monthly though they may meet more frequently if participants want to. Meeting times are coordinated by the faculty facilitators, who represent a variety of departments and who try to accommodate all interested faculty.
When can I join?
You can join a FIG anytime. Meetings are posted on the KCTL calendar, and KCTL sends weekly emails to all faculty listing events scheduled for the following week.
What kind of commitment do I have to make?
There is no initial commitment, but it is often the case that faculty who meet through FIGs develop collaborative projects that go beyond the FIG meetings.
What FIGs are being offered this semester?
The following FIGS are being offered this semester. Please click on the name of a group below to learn a bit more about it.
- Best Practices: Teaching African American Students
- Embracing LGBTQIA+ Identities and Studies in the Classroom
- The New College Classroom
- Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
How can I join or find out more?
If you find any of these groups interesting, please contact KCTL at email@example.com or ext. 5252 to join or to get more information.
What if I want to start a new group?
If you have any interest that is not addressed above and would like to start and facilitate a new group, please contact KCTL at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5252.
KCTL belongs to the KCC faculty. We look forward to hearing from you with your interests and your suggestions!
- Blogging to Learn
- Bodies and Sexualities in the Classroom
- Civic and Global Engagement: Building Integrated Curricular and Co-Curricular Experiences
- Civic Engagement in Our Classrooms
- College Proficiency Exam (CPE) Inquiry Group
- Common Core
- Critical Thinking
- Diverse Faculty
- Decoding the Disciplines
- Developing Academic Skills in the Classroom
- Economic and Workforce Development
- Enhancing Motivation and Learning Among Diverse Students
- Equity Mirror
- Exploring Issues of the Middle East
- Exploring Motivation
- Flipping the Classroom
- Food Studies
- Getting Published
- Global and Environmental Studies
- Graphic Novel
- Honors Education
- How Learning Works
- Inclusion by Design
- Increasing Student Participation in Your Classes
- Integrative Learning
- Interpersonal Communication Reading Group
- KCC FAQulty
- Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice
- Online Course Portfolios
- Open Educational Resources
- Sexuality Reading Group
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Reading Group
- Service Learning
- Small Teaching Online
- Strategies for Success with ESL Students Across the Curriculum
- Student Mentoring (now a program)
- Student Support Workshops
- Social Justice Pedagogies
- Teaching Perspectives
- Teaching Toolbox
- Teaching to the Whole Student
- Teaching with Technology
- Team-Based Learning
- Urban Studies
- Valuing Students' Voices to Make Assessment Meaningful
- KCTL Student Mentoring Program