Events

Communities of practice

Beginning this September the CTLE will coordinate communities of practice for faculty during the fall and spring semesters. The objective is to provide opportunities for faculty to discuss relevant teaching topics with each other throughout the semester with the goal of improving teaching effectiveness. If you are interested in participating via any of the formats outlined below, please respond using the short survey following the descriptions.

Coffee Groups

  • Meets for coffee monthly in the fall or spring semesters
  • Discusses teaching topics, e.g. how to write good writing assignments; flipping the classroom; getting students to read the homework
  • Group members choose convenient meeting time for their group
  • No more than 9 people per group

Book Groups

  • Meets regularly in the fall or spring semester
  • Reads and discusses a book about teaching and learning, e.g. What the Best College Teachers Do; Brain Rules; Learner-Centered Teaching; Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education
  • Group members choose convenient meeting time for their group
  • No more than 9 people per group

Teaching Squares

  • Members meet and agree to classroom visits
  • Members agree to offer positive reinforcement for what’s working
  • Each member receives classroom visits from the other three members
  • Each member receives feedback for the classroom visit from the other three members
  • No more than 4 per group

Link to communities of practice online survey