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Faculty Learning Community

Faculty Learning Community: Facilitating Student Career Development

Faculty Learning Community (FLC)  for Facilitating Student Career Development helps faculty and advisors identify opportunities to lead career-related conversations with students in their respective disciplines. Participants learn how to actively engage students in career development conversations and how to collaborate with institutional stakeholders engaged in career development work at OHIO. 

We recommend this FLC for faculty who have regular contact with students through advising, supervision, or research. This opportunity is best for faculty with an interest in building confidence and awareness in supporting students' career development in and out of the classroom. No previous skill or training in this area is necessary for participation.

By the end of the FLC experience, participants will:

  • Identify a personal strategy to intentionally engage students in career planning and career development conversations both in and out of the classroom
  • Communicate examples of when to help students connect with other resources relevant to career development
  • Review successful career readiness strategies from colleagues in other disciplines
  • Create an artifact demonstrating the value of a degree in their discipline (e.g., student outcome information, marketing materials for recruiting events)

Interested faculty are encouraged to contact Imants Jaunarajs, assistant vice president and executive director for the Career & Leadership Development Center, at jaunaraj@ohio.edu with questions. 

Application Process

Apply to join the 2021 cohort by November 20, 2020. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of fall semester 2020. Meetings will occur monthly during spring and fall semester, based on participant availability. This opportunity is enthusiastically open to faculty and staff working with students on all OHIO campuses. This FLC is hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and led by CLDC staff.

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Funding

All accepted participants who attend the majority of FLC meetings will receive $1,000 in funding to support students’ career development. During the FLC, you will submit a formal proposal outlining how you will use the funds (including a budget) prior to the disbursement of funds at the conclusion of the FLC.

The application will ask for ideas you have about fund use. This does not commit you to a single idea – you may develop an innovative approach during the course of the FLC.

Examples of appropriate fund use include designing a career-related program for students, creating guides for current students, and developing marketing materials that communicate the value of the discipline to prospective students.