Frequently Asked Questions about the CLPD
Question: What is a Faculty and Professional Learning Community (FPLC)?
Answer: Faculty and Professional Learning Communities (FPLCs) are ongoing discussion groups that allow MSU colleagues to gather from across departments in order to discuss and develop their skills around a specific teaching and learning topic. Each FPLC is comprised of 5-12 faculty, academic staff and academic administrators, who have an interest in and commitment to attending discussion sessions on a regular basis throughout the academic year.
Question: Are you interested in starting your own FPLC?
Answer: If you would like to start your own FPLC or if you would like more information on starting your own FPLC, please contact Dr. Emma Perkins at 606-783-9363.
Question: Do we provide and participate in Professional Development?
Answer: Yes! The CLPD provides numerous opportunities for Professional Development. We provide FPLCs that meet throughout the academic year. The CLPD also provides the New Faculty Institute which involves several opportunities for Professional Development; such as Stewart Ross of Dee Fink & Associates. There is also the opportunity to be a part of the President's Leadership Academy (PLA). Prospectives must go through an interview after filing an application, and once chosen, the members are provided with multiple Professional Development opportunities. To learn more about the different types of Professional Development that the CLPD provides, you can navigate our webpage under the "Professional Development" tab.