Professional Growth through Faculty Learning Communities: Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Vehicles for Faculty Development and Student Success

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This artic­le highlights how academic leaders may inspire faculty professional growth, student success, and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) opportunities through a broad operating framework for faculty learning communities (FLCs). While our focus was STEM, this approach is applicable to all liberal arts programs. Our college is primarily a teaching institution and faculty overwhelmingly indicate they are overcommitted, so there was much skepticism that FLCs could meet our two goals: result in productive faculty development and student success and enhance DEI initiatives.

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