What is a Community of Practice?

An NTLC Community of Practice (CoP) is a year-long program focusing on a topic or issue about enhancing teaching and learning. It is comprised of a group of faculty who come together to explore a topic in which all of the participants have a mutual interest in studying; one that encourages "honest discussion" of some higher education issue. Guidance for studying a topic is provided with participants meeting on a regular basis conducting research, producing results, and disseminating their findings on and off campus in a variety of professional formats. A financial incentive is provided to instructors who complete the program. The CoP creates a supportive environment and conducts focused work that leads to results that other university professionals can use. 

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