Communities of Practice: FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Community of Practice?
Who can join or create a Community of Practice?
The Community of Practice program is primarily comprised of full-time and adjunct faculty, but there are some groups for which including other relevant staff members is appropriate.
Why should I join or create a Community of Practice?
What will I do in a Community of Practice?
How much time will participation require?
The Community of Practice groups themselves will determine meeting schedules and structure. Participation is intended to be intellectually rigorous, but have the flexibility to fit into faculty schedules. Communities of Practice generally meet every 3-4 weeks for 1.5-2 hours; some meet more frequently depending on the scope of their work and availability.
What kind of funding is available for each of the groups?
Will this count toward tenure and promotion?
Will CEUs or GECs be awarded for participation?
CEUs are offered for workshops that CoPs schedule with the Academy, whether one of our pre-designed offerings or a custom workshop and for participation in the annual Share-ousel in which CoPs give and receive feedback on their work.