The Foundations of Teaching & Learning series provides faculty the opportunity to learn more about the following topics: students as learners, learning theory, instructional planning, assessment, active learning/student engagement, classroom management, and planning and facilitating classroom discussions.

The FTL series is currently facilitated by Dr. Heather Olson Beal, CTL Faculty Consultant and Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education & Educational Leadership. This series is taught in a hybrid format; participants review online course materials and then attend biweekly face-to-face sessions that incorporate collaborative and active learning activities and methodologies.


Dates for the Fall 2018 FTL meetings are:

September 7

September 21

October 5

October 19

November 2

November 9

November 30

Location: McKibben 451

Meeting time: Noon-1:30 PM

Want to learn more? Here's the syllabus for the Fall 2018 cohort.

The Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Fall 2016 FTL cohorts rated their experience in the FLC quite positively. Nearly 95% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the series was valuable to them as educators, while 98.3% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the series was valuable in developing camaraderie with other new faculty. More detailed statistics are available in this report (.pdf).


For additional information about the Foundations of Teaching & Learning FLC, please contact Dr. Heather Olson Beal ( with any questions or concerns.






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