CTL Programs

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty learning communities are cross-disciplinary groups of 8-12 faculty members who collaborate on yearlong professional development projects related to teaching and learning broadly defined. The specific FLC topics change yearly to respond to faculty needs and interests. FLCs conclude with a brown bag presentation of completed projects.

2022-2023 Academic Year

New Faculty FLC: This learning community includes faculty in their first year at MCLA. The group meets twice a month. Meetings include presentations of information and resources related to college policies, procedures, and resources. Faculty also work collaboratively to identify and carry out projects related to issues pertinent to those who are new to the institution.

Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL):  No SoTL community is running this year.

To learn more about this join FLC or to join, please contact the CTL.

Faculty Mentoring Network 

MCLA's mentoring program connects junior faculty in their first through fifth years to a cross-disciplinary network of tenured faculty mentors: one pedagogy mentor, one scholarship mentor, one academic advising mentor, one campus culture and service mentor, and one mentor for the tenure and promotion process.

Faculty in their sixth year or later interested in serving as a mentor should contact the CTL and include a brief statement of their desired mentoring area and relevant qualifications.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Attend a mentor orientation.
  • Attend a mentoring network kick-off.
  • Develop and facilitate monthly Sips and Tips discussions with junior faculty.
  • Attend an end-of-year mentoring network gathering.

To learn more about or join the network, please contact CTL.

Teaching and Learning Speaker Series

The teaching and learning speaker series consists of two invited speakers, one in the fall and a second in the spring. Speakers are scholars and educators with expertise in current issues in higher education, established and emerging best-instructional practices, and evidence-based approaches to supporting student learning and engagement.

Spring 2023 Speakers

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Florida International University
"Beyond Inclusion: Education for Civic Participation and Engagement"
March 28, 2023
12-1 pm
On Teams
Dr. Rosa Soto, Associate Professor, English Department and Latin American and Latino Studies, William Paterson University
"The Practice of Decolonizing Your Syllabus"
April 29, 2023
2-4 pm
Faculty Center (Bowman 121)


CTL workshops support faculty professional development across a broad range of areas: instruction and curriculum development, assessment, academic technology, advising, etc.

To learn more about upcoming workshops visit the CTL events calendar.

If you have a workshop idea or would like to collaborate with CTL on offering a faculty workshop, please contact the CTL.