Faculty Learning Communities

The CTE sponsors groups of faculty to meet during the semester to explore various academic issues and teaching/learning topics. Each Faculty Learning Community is comprised of 6-10 faculty who meet regularly throughout  the semester (or sometimes throughout the entire academic year).  Faculty may receive committee credit for participating in a Faculty Learning Community.  Below is a list of current-year FLCs and FLCs from recent years.
 
Faculty Handbook
There was a faculty handbook for all district faculty published by the District. Once Riverside City College was accredited as a distinct college, the faculty handbook was not updated to reflect this, and many other important changes.
 
 Fiipping Your Class
Are you tired of lecturing on the simplest information and rarely finding time to delve into the material that is most interesting to you and your students?   Flipping your class might be the answer for you.  A flipped class is an “inverted” teaching structure in which instructional content is delivered outside class, and engagement with the content – skill development and practice, projects and the like – is done in class, under teacher guidance and in collaboration with peers.
 
 Learning How Learning Works
Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.