Project CHESS

Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success

Faculty Learning Communities

The CIRCLE Collaborative will bring together faculty learning communities (FLCs) with faculty from both Moorpark College and Cal Lutheran to participate in a year-long professional development program that will provide them with the tools to redesign their courses to be more culturally-responsive and culturally-relevant.

Faculty will join “circles,” 10-person cohorts, to learn about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and be charged with redesigning introductory and gateway courses with higher DFWI rates and may be contributing to the higher attrition of historically underrepresented students.

College Deans from respective campuses will select faculty to participate in the FLC workshops, beginning with a 3-day facilitated workshop in May 2019. Participants will reconvene in January of the following year to discuss progress, share ideas, and participate in working groups. A completed course redesign is expected by the following May.

Faculty “alumni” of the FLCs will also lead additional groups of faculty from the same disciplines in forming course redesign circles focused on 100- and 200-level courses, particularly in English and Math.

How to Participate

Apply Online

Submit your application by Feburary 11All faculty will be notified no later than March 1, 2019 regarding their participation in the May 2019-May 2020 CIRCLE Collaborative.

Contact the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences or email for more information.