Transitioning Points of View: Participating in a Faculty Learning Community at Edinburgh Napier University

Laura Ennis,* Information Services, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

Abstract

Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are formal, time-bound, and selective communities that encourage collaborative enhancement of teaching and learning. Based on the model developed by Milton D. Cox (2004), the first FLC at Edinburgh Napier University was founded in 2018 intending to explore the ways in which staff could support each other throughout the institution. This paper reflects on the activities of the FLC participants and uses these to explore potential barriers to successful participation in future FLCs.

Keywords: faculty learning communities, professional development, higher education

*Corresponding author: Email: l.ennis@napier.ac.uk

IUT-2019-Ennis-Paper