Faculty Information

Faculty Benefits

  • Professional development
  • Peer to peer connections across academic disciplines and Student Affairs
  • Develop engagement strategies to help at-risk students
  • Engage with academic and non-academic resources
  • Additional monetary compensation for teaching LinC

Professional Development

LinC: Integrating a High Impact Practice (INDV3259)

Course description: Learning communities are regarded as a high impact educational practice that has shown to be beneficial to college students from many backgrounds. This course will review the foundation of Valencia's LinC initiative, along with providing the necessary guidelines and strategies to build community in the classroom and implement integrated learning with two or more joined courses. The course will help you design a joint syllabus with a faculty partner from another discipline and partner with a Success Coach to support student learning.

Registration: Faculty are required to complete a 1 hour consultation with The Office of Curriculum Initiatives prior to registering for the course. Please contact learningcommunities@valenciacollege.edu to set up your consultation today.

Destination 2016 (Registration Closed)

Track Name: Learning in Your Community: Effective Practices for Curriculum Integration

Facilitators: Robyn Brighton, Christy Cheney and Joshua Guillemette

Track Description: Learning communities is regarded as a high impact educational practice that has shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. One of the key goals of a learning community is to develop an environment that fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Participants will see this teaching and learning practice has shown to increase student's success in college and can be applied to build effective and efficient pathways to degree completion. Additionally, participants will discover how learning in partnership with the local community and engaging in on-campus activities can increase student retention and develop personal connection.

Getting Involved

  • Step 1: Contact learningcommunities@valenciacollege.edu to set up a 1 hour meeting.
  • Step 2: Submit a Schedule Request Form (see 'Resources' tab).
  • Step 3: Complete the LinC development course, LinC: Integrating a High Impact Practice (INDV3259) prior to teaching a LinC.

Connections to Strategic Planning

2008-2013 Strategic Plan — Goal One: Build Pathways

Objective 1.2: Persistence - Increase the percentage of students who persist at Valencia through key academic thresholds.

2008-2013 Strategic Plan — Goal Two: Learning Assured

Objective 2.1: Learning Outcomes - Develop, align, and review program learning outcomes to assure a cohesive curricular and co-curricular experience that enhances student learning.