Communities of practice are small groups of faculty sharing similar interests who meet periodically to collaborate, share resources, learn a new skill or gain other expertise, network, hold workshops and events and more. View a current list of our CoP’s here.
Schedule meetings by contacting CITLS as early as possible to ensure the best availability of your group members. The Administrative Coordinator will work with the group to find meeting times that work for everyone to meet. Meetings can be held virtually or in the 101 Hogg Hall conference room (when the College moves to in-person instruction).
CoP’s can convene at little or no cost. However, if there is a particular resource or initiative for which your CoP would like to apply for funding, please consult with CITLS staff. There are curriculum and pedagogy funds that may be relevant for you to apply for through the Provost’s Office.
We recommend that you review the resources below to follow good practices in developing your community of practice. Please note that in the literature faculty learning communities is a common term applied to communities of practice consisting of instructors within higher education.