A Community of Practice (CoP) is a learning community, or collegial network, that we define as “a group of people who share interest in an area of inquiry and engage in collective learning about that issue as it relates to their work or practice. Through discussions, joint activities, and relationship building, the community of practice develops a shared and individual repertoire of resources, skills, and knowledge to use in their practice.” (MN Campus Compact).
In October 2019, Campus Compact welcomes community engagement professionals and a team of distinguished facilitators to co-create virtual Communities of Practice (CoP). All Campus Compact CoPs embrace and embody the following equity-based principles that: (a) everyone has knowledge to share, (b) everyone has learning to do, and (c) participants bring many identities and ways of knowing and that such diverse expressions should be encouraged and incorporated into CoP activities.
CC4D Communities of Practice in
October 2019-March 2020
The first of the series of CC4D CoPs is dedicated to Service Learning in Community Colleges. This CoP consists of approximately 24 participants in three regional cohorts.
These CoPs explore the best practices and models in service learning in community colleges. Due to current priorities and directions among community colleges, how can we advance service learning in community colleges for broader reach, more equity and accessibility, and greater community impact? Participation in these CoPs will provide community college professionals with the space to share, reflect on, and build knowledge around:
- Models for service learning for community colleges that are equitable and accessible given the unique challenges and opportunities at community colleges.
- A review of successful and sustainable community college service learning models.
- Best practices in recruiting, training, and assessing service learning.
- Expansion of a clearinghouse of programs, syllabi, models, and projects specific to community colleges.
The CoPs are facilitated by community college professionals from Campus Compact member institutions.