Basic Skills

FIGs ~ Faculty Inquiry Groups

According to Huber “’Faculty inquiry’ is a term that encompasses a broad set of practices that engage teachers in looking closely and critically at student learning for the purpose of improving their own courses and programs ... It is easy for faculty working on their own to become discouraged by the narrow reach of their best efforts. When faculty inquire together about how to improve their own classrooms and their department’s courses and programs, space is opened for conversation and for hope.” In this spirit, FIGs should be faculty-based, collaborative, and outcome-driven. Because our Fullerton College FIGs are being supported by the Basic Skills Initiative, the project should also address the basic skills [reading, writing, math, ESL, study/learning skills] as they pertain to student success.
Huber, M.T. “The Promise of Faculty Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Basic Skills.” Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges [SPECC]. Stanford, CA: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008.

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