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Franciscan Learning Community


Following more than 18 months of study, reflection, and meetings the Franciscan Learning Community (FLC) has completed its work and submitted a final report to President Flynn, including a set of recommendations for Mission Education and Mission Integration.

“The Franciscan Learning Community has provided invaluable service to the university community,” notes Flynn. “Besides raising our consciousness about our distinctive heritage, they have explored a range of promising ways for Alvernia to be more intentional about articulating and living our Franciscan identity and ensuring that it is central to our campus experience. On behalf of all of us, I wish to thank Sister Margaret Dougherty for serving as convener and the many members of the group for their dedication and active participation. Their recommendations have the potential to make a major, positive impact on Alvernia.”

The FLC circulated earlier drafts of their document and invited feedback widely in addition to holding a series of small group meetings with faculty, staff, and students.  To help shape an implementation plan, the President has asked Provost Shirley Williams and Vice President Joe Cicala to discuss the report with the individuals already responsible for all related work, to review the programs and activities currently in place, and recommend the action steps and most effective leadership model to move forward on the FLC’s recommendations.




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