Faculty and Professional Learning Communities @ Fairfield

‌A Faculty & Professional Learning Community (FPLC) is a cross-disciplinary group of 6-8 members engaging in a year-long program with a curriculum about teaching and learning, and with frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, and community building.

FPLCs at Fairfield are designed to address Goal I of the University's Strategic Plan, which focuses on integrating the undergraduate core courses with one another, with the major, and with the Fairfield mission. Our goal is to infuse the mission into all programs and curricula by asking faculty and professional staff to imagine the core as a set of ideas and pedagogies for all students in a variety of settings.

The long-term goals of FPLCs at Fairfield University are to:

  • Develop community around teaching and learning in which faculty and professionals critically reflect on their own practices
  • Provide faculty and professional staff with the support they need to develop integrative learning techniques for their own students
  • Increase interest in teaching and learning
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FPLC topics since 2007

Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 

Year 4

Year 5 

(1) Diversity
(2) Environmental
(3) International Studies
(4) Nursing
(5) Technology

(1) Assessment
(2) Ignatian Pedagogy
(3) JUHAN Program
(4) Learning Portfolios
(5) Spirituality

(1) Diversity
(2) Ignatian Pedagogy
(3) GIS
(4) Global Citizenship
(5) WiSTEM

(1) Capstone & Reflective Experiences
(2) "Glocal" (global - local) Learning

(1) Cities
(3) Mindfulness and Teaching


To apply
Download the FPLC Application and e-mail the CAE.

Contact Dr. Kathy Nantz, Director of the Core Integration Initiative, at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2271.