Eligibility: Full-time and part-time faculty, libararians, and staff

Amount: Each participant will receive $500 in professional development funds

Submission: Online Application

Due Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

Purpose and Description

The Agile Faculty Community is an interdisciplinary community that focuses on using Agile to enhance teaching and learning, advancing research regarding using Agile in postsecondary education, partnering with Agile-based organizations in the community, and teaching other faculty what Agile is and how to use it in their courses.

Agile is an umbrella set of values, principles, and practices that aims to develop a culture that helps teams to consistently deliver value while mitigating risk.


  • Experience agile mindset and educational applications with activity-based instruction and Miami guest presenters who have used agile in their classrooms or departments.
  • Generate, share, create, and deploy ideas to use agile in the classroom.
  • Reflect on our agile progress throughout the year to refine our teaching.
  • Collaborate on agile scholarship through articles and conference presentations.
  • Plan larger agile activities for future semesters.
  • Visit local agile organizations to gain insight on how agile is used in practice.
  • Add agile rituals to our repertoire of teaching practices to increase our available measures of teaching effectiveness.
  • Guest speakers or conference attendance may also be part of this FLC’s activities.



  • Katy Abbott, Sociology & Gerontology
  • Stephanie Baer, Art
  • Lauren Brassfield, University Honors Program
  • Michelle Cosmah, Teacher Education
  • Donna Evans, Computer & Information Technology
  • Doug Havelka, Information Systems & Analytics
  • Andrea Hulshult, Languages, Literatures, & Writing; Co-Facilitator
  • Irene Kleiman, Teacher Education
  • Mark Lacker, Marketing
  • Eric Luczaj, Computer & Information Technology; Co-Facilitator
  • Jeff Merhout, Information Systems & Analytics
  • Hope Sweeney, Student Disability Services