Facilitators for Disciplinary learning groups (fDLG)

Become a facilitator of Disciplinary Learning Groups 

The CREATE scheme is always looking for academic colleagues to act as Facilitators of the Disciplinary Learning Groups (fDLG) to support participants throughout their time on the CREATE Standard Routes.

Disciplinary Learning Groups

As part of the Standard Route scheme, there are five one-hour Disciplinary Learning Group (DLG) meetings over the duration of a level which participants are required to attend. The meetings are led by a fDLG and have the purpose of providing participants an opportunity to consider how the themes covered in the CREATE workshop sessions inform their disciplinary practice. 

The DLG discussions cover the three CREATE strands of Learning and Teaching, Research/Scholarship, and Leadership and Professional skills. The groups consist of 5 - 8 participants from cognate disciplines.

About the fDLG role

The Academic Staff Development team provide the resources for fDLGs to ensure some consistency across the CREATE scheme as well as to allow flexibility for each fDLG to support colleagues in engaging in constructive conversations.

The total time commitment for the role is 10 hours over 8 months, which includes 5 hours of training and development sessions. 

The fDLG role is appropriate for academic staff across all 3 pathways. You will be expected to either have FHEA status or be willing to work towards it through enrollment on the CREATE Experienced Route during your commitment to this role. There will also be a short 'application' process that will require talking with your HoS about your availability to participate in the role given your other commitments.

Find out more

Information sessions are held regularly which give further details about the role and an opportunity to enrol. You can sign up to a session via OnCourse here.

If you have any other questions about the fDLG role, please email create-asd@bristol.ac.uk