Communities of Practice
The Academy for Teaching Excellence is pleased to launch a faculty-driven development opportunity that will create a space for instructors to engage in meaningful and productive reflection on their teaching and classroom experience.
Communities of Practice allow faculty to interact as peers to explore new approaches to teaching. Members create a collegial and supportive environment with shared ownership for the purpose, value, and outcomes they hope to achieve. The goals of the group are defined by the members themselves who share similar passions in support of teaching excellence. Members of the communities of practice will create individual or group projects based on their shared area of interest.
Communities of Practice – Participation
Looking to participate in a Community of Practice? Contact the Academy to find out which communities have openings or are recruiting members.
Communities of Practice – Directory
These Communities of Practice are currently full, but if you are interested in learning more about these communities and in joining at a later date, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Art of Teaching for Equity
This Community of Practice focuses on Curriculum and Pedagogy that would bring faculty together in the spirit of collaboration and synthesis related to the Art of Teaching for equity…
English 100 Teaching Practices
The purpose of this Community of Practice is to explore best teaching practices in an integrated reading and basic writing course.
English 101 Advanced Learning Placement
The purpose is for ENG 101 ALP faculty to explore the efficacy of a writing-studio model for the supplemental hour of instruction in ALP.
Innovative Instruction Think Tank (IITT)
The IITT is a community for sharing and exploring innovative instructional techniques, especially those that employ technology.
The Learning Assessment Community of Practice is composed of members who share a desire to discuss research and evidence-based practices, instructional strategies, and issues related to assessment.
Open Education Resources
A Community of Practice focusing on finding and creating Open Education Resources (OER).
Reflective Teaching Practices
We aim to create new programs and/or resources, both digital and interpersonal, that will help adjunct faculty develop professional artifacts.
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
This community, which has been meeting since Fall 2016, is sharing a focus on applying Scholarship of Teaching and Learning principles to classroom practice.
Sustainability Projects in the Classroom
This group of faculty and staff is working to infuse sustainability projects into classes so students can help us figure out how to address some of the thornier issues around attaining carbon neutrality.
Teaching with Geospatial Technologies
This Community of Practice allows faculty to explore the use and infusion of geospatial technologies into the curriculum.
Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework faculty can use to create a learning environment that meets the diverse needs of students, by recognizing that learner variability is the norm.