The LSC-M Community of Learning and Practice (CLP) is a community of practice model that intentionally centers learning as an essential part of professional growth. CLP members work together to better understand problems of practice that impact teaching and learning in higher education and identify evidence-based best practices that can be shared with the campus community and applied in day-to-day interactions with students.
The topics for 2023-2024 academic year and sign up form will be announced soon. For questions or to suggest a topic, contact us at MC-FRC@lonestar.edu
The aim of the CLP program is to have at least five CLPs researching topics concurrently and then share what they learn with the campus community through various FRC events and/or resources. The FRC will support the CLPs by providing funding and logistical support throughout the CLP cycle.
CLPs will complete their work on a two-semester cycle. The first semester will be spent learning about the topic and the second semester will focus on sharing and applying best practices.First Semester Activities
The CLP cycle occurs on an annual basis. After each cycle, the CLP members will examine their progress and update the research question.
A new CLP can be created when at least eight people are interested in a topic. The FRC Faculty Fellow will support the setup process for each new CLP.
Each CLP includes a lead or pair of co-leads. Members include faculty and staff interested in exploring a particular topic. Once formed, the CLP will refine the topic of interest into a research question that will define the scope of the CLP’s work.
A CLP may have up to two co-leads to oversee the functioning of the CLP cycle and ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner. CLP leads may volunteer or be democratically elected by the CLP membership. The FRC Faculty Fellow will facilitate CLP meetings until a lead is selected.
Individuals serving as a CLP lead must receive approval from their respective Instructional Dean or direct supervisor for non-instructional staff. This role fulfills the institutional service requirement for faculty.Responsibilities
All leads are expected to:
A CLP consists of no more than 16 members, including the leads. Once membership has reached 16, the CLP will be split into two groups examining the same topic, though they may select different research questions. Membership is open to all faculty and staff at LSC-Montgomery. Non-LSC-Montgomery members may join with the approval of the CLP lead.Responsibilities
All members are expected to:
The topics for the 2023-2024 academic year and sign-up form will be announced soon.
If you would like to suggest a topic, email us at MC-FRC@lonestar.edu