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Faculty & Professional Learning Communities

All Sacramento State faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to apply for the Summer 2022 - Fall 2022 Faculty and Professional Learning Community program.

Apply by Monday, May 9th, 2022 before 5pm

What is a CTL Faculty Learning Community?

Faculty and Professional Learning Communities (FLCs/PLCs) are:

  • Peer-led groups of faculty and professionals. (8 to 15 participants per group)
  • Designed for active engagement, collaboration, and action research on topics ranging from academic technology to equity in higher education.
  • Year-long programs with some shorter options.
  • You may apply and enroll in more than one FLC. You will be notified promptly upon acceptance of your participation.


  • Full or part-time Sacramento State employment during the FLC/PLC
  • Commitment to attend meetings, complete deliverables, and disseminate FLC/PLC work at the Program Clminating Event on Friday, May 13th, 2022 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. (for one semester FLC/PLCs) OR Friday , Dec 9th, 2022 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. (for year-long FLC/PLCs.)


  • $350.00 - $1000.00 Professional Development Funds upon completion.
  • Unique opportunity to build professional skills and network with engaging colleagues

A. Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment with ACUE

E: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment with ACUE: Focus on in-person instruction (Summer 2022-Fall 2022)

  • Summer 2022 meetings: (online): Wed. June 1, 3-5 pm (online synchronous orientation session);  June, July (asynchronous work)
  • Fall 2022 meetings: Wed July 27, 9:00-11:00 am or Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3:00-5:00 pm (Observe and Analyze Session Prep). Sept-Oct. "Observe and Analyze" meetings TBD. Nov. 14, 2022, Monday 12:00-2:00 or Nov. 15, 2022, Tuesday 3:00-5:00 (Portfolio Making and Survey)
  • Culminating Event: Friday, December 9, 2022, from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

This PLC will begin with an ACUE (Association of Colleges and University Educators) Microcredential online asynchronous course on "Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment". Peer support will evaluate student engagement, inclusive pedagogy, and student empowerment. Participants will also engage in "Observe and Analyze" sessions where they will share and test new course design activities, assessments, and outcomes. A taxable $1000 stipend paid as additional employment will be awarded upon completion.

  • Facilitators: TBD

B. Girl Power Computer Science

B. Girl Power Computer Science: A Research Practitioner Partnership (Summer 2022 - Fall 2022)

  • Summer 2022 meetings:  Jun. 23, Jun. 30, Jul. 7, Jul. 14; 4-6pm.
  • Fall 2022 meetings: TBD
  • Culminating Event: Friday, December 9, 2022, from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Through collaboration, expertise exchange, and dialogue, this PLC will operate with a specific goal to improve the recruitment and retention of high school African American girls and Latinas in STEM. We will meet monthly together to share expertise and work collaboratively to create strategies that will effectively recruit and retain Black Indigenous and People of Color girls in computing. As we come together in the community, we will discuss computing strategies for girls of color, culturally responsive computing, intersectionality, and effective pedagogical strategies and practices. The work we are doing will allow us to be an action-based PLC and re-evaluate and refine the strategies needed to improve the curriculum. A taxable $1000 stipend paid as additional employment will be awarded upon completion
  • Facilitators: Aaminah Norris, Dale Allender, Eghosa Obaizamomwan, Anna Baynes

D. The Inclusive Syllabus.

D. Designing Your Syllabi for Inclusivity: Apply equitable and affirming design practices to your syllabi. Part 2

  • Summer 2022 meetings: TBD
  • Optional ConsultationsTBD
  • Culminating Event: Fri., Dec. 9, 2022, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. 

The Sac State Inclusive Syllabus Initiative has been developed to promote syllabus redesign efforts to focus on student equity, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Syllabi should ensure course information, campus resources, and policies are communicated, but should also be accessible. The Inclusive Syllabus Initiative will optimize tools and technology, syllabus review checklists, and equity-based teaching conversations to prepare inclusive, accessible, and universally designed syllabi. Faculty will be awarded a $500 taxable stipend paid as additional employment upon completion.

  • Facilitators: Corinne Rowland, Cryssel Vera, Katie Beekman