Communities of Practice
A Community of Practice (CoP) is an intentional gathering of people who want to learn, and apply what they learn, to their daily practice (Wenger 2011). Each member is both a teacher and learner. Members of a CoP work towards a common goal and serve as accountability partners to each other (Holmes & Meyerhoff 1999).
To support Clark College's commitment to student success, the Teaching and Learning Center offers a Community of Practice each term of the academic year. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to collaborate, share ideas and resources, and support each other in their growth as educators.
Long-Term Goals of Communities of Practice at Clark College
- Build college-wide community through teaching and learning
- Nourish collaboration across the college
- Encourage awareness around identity, experience, and ability
- Apply principles of universal design in classrooms and on campus
- Support faculty and staff in creating accessible, equitable learning environments, policies, and practices
- Increase student belonging, engagement, and success
Current Communities of Practice