Thursday, Aug. 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Faculty Development Center (LI 139)

Come learn about Faculty Communities of Practice that are being organized through the Faculty Development Center this semester.

Communities of Practice are groups of faculty who share a passion for and commitment to a particular aspect of their professional practice. These groups will meet together regularly (at least once a month) to learn from and encourage one another.

A delicious soup and other snacks will be provided. 

Some potential topics for communities of practice are listed below (feel free to suggest other ideas!). If you are interested in participating in (or co-leading) a group but are unable to join us on Thursday, please email and let us know which group(s) or topic(s) you are interested in.

  • Pre-Tenure Faculty
  • “Flipped Classroom” Teaching
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Mentoring Undergraduate Research
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Combating Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
  • Teaching Writing Effectively
  • Service Learning and Outreach
  • Multicultural and Inclusive Pedagogy
  • STEM Pedagogy

You will also have a chance to see (and make suggestions about) books that will be used for Faculty Book Discussion Groups during the upcoming semester. If you have a book, article, or topic that you would like to discuss with a small group of your fellow faculty members, please let us know. You can do so at our kick-off event this Thursday, or by emailing