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Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice are cohorts of 3-6 full-time faculty members from multiple disciplines who investigate teaching innovations, actively research, share feedback, assess student learning and grading techniques, and explore new models of practice. Communities of Practice are an investment in teaching and research excellence.

Communities of Practice - Frequently Asked Questions

New Communities of Practice are currently being formed for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The application is due October 1, 2014.

What are the requirements for a Community of Practice

Community of Practice groups must document one or more of the following measurable outcomes to be eligible for a $200 stipend

* Conference Presentation

* Published Research

* Surveys/Assessments

* Secure Funding Sources

*Application of Teaching Techniques

*Incorporation of Knowledge in Classroom

Communities of Practice

*CONNECT faculty members from mulitiple disciplines.

* STIMULATE learning via communication, mentoring and self-reflection

* CAPTURE AND DIFFUSE existing knowledge to promote best practices

*SUPPORT collaborative processes to explore beneficial opportunities.

*ORGANIZE purposeful actions with measurable results.

How to Join a Community of Practice

* Applications are available on the Center for Faculty Excellence website at

* All Community of Practice groups must submit an application by October 1st and document their measurable outcomes by April 30th.

2014-2015 Academic Year - Communities of Practice