The positive impact of the program has been
manifested in specific innovations in the Fellows' classrooms
and in the spread of new approaches to teaching across the campus.
Fellows report that they have made and continue
to make major innovations in their classes as a result of the
FLC experience. They are raising their expectations and demanding
more serious thinking in their large introductory courses.
Recharged with new ideas and enthusiasm, they
are systematically spreading these innovative approaches within
their departments, in associate instructor training programs,
through campus-wide committees and initiatives, and in informal
Key statistics evidencing the impact of FLC
include the following:
- 53 FLC Fellows (1998-2003)
- Students taught: As of Fall semester
2001, 13,299 students were enrolled in course taught by 30 FLC
Fellows in the College following their participation in the
FLC Seminar. Fellows from 25 COAS departments taught a total
of 75 100- and 200 level classes beginning with their FLC contact
through Fall 2001.
- $52,000 annual cost of 2003 program
- 2003 Fellows are projected to teach
23,925 students in the next 5 years, at a cost of $2.17/per
Apparent in the following quotes, FLC significantly
impacts participating faculty:
- ". . . I really do feel a renewed sense
of pride about teaching at Indiana University."
- ". . . The FLC has empowered me to take
risks in the classroom, to experiment with new ways of learning
. . . . I have learned a great deal about the Freshmen who sit
in my large lecture classes: things that I did not know even
as a sociologist with 25 years of experience."
- "I am VERY excited about introducing
innovative teaching techniques to my classes. I learned that
I can be a MUCH better teacher than I am."
- "The FLC is a major jump start."
- "I have irreversibly altered my view
of how to teach effectively and have tried . . . to pass this
view to others."
- ". . . the FLC gave me new options -
practical strategies for encouraging deeper, more lasting intellectual