Communities of Practice

Clark College faculty collaborating around a white board. One person is writing on the board, one person is speaking, and two others look on.

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

Current Communities of Practice

Fall 2023: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classrooms

Winter 2024: Demystifying Disability

Spring 2024: Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning