With Nicole Conrad, Paul Muir, & Will Kay
This Community of Practice (CoP) is meeting on selected Friday afternoons this fall, to access expertise and encourage mutual engagement within the Saint Mary's University teaching community. All full-time and part-time faculty are invited to join us. Sessions foster collegial discussion and sharing of ideas.
Our fall launch session in October will include a light lunch. Please contact The Studio at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
As a structural model, the CoP approach offers a framework for creating learning communities to engage in sustained conversations focused on enhancing their professional practice. In the higher education context, CoPs can “provide professional support for academics who are increasingly overwhelmed by continuous change, excessive workloads and research output demands” (McDonald & Star, 2006).