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Communities of Practice

Fall 2024

Large Course Community of Practice

Virginia Tech is known for excellent teaching and learning in large classes. The large course community of practice (CoP) invites all faculty to engage in a faculty community focused on concerns and passions for student learning in large courses. The structure of the community reflects the fundamental social nature of human learning and the teaching excellence which exists in the Virginia Tech community.

The community meets monthly and addresses a topic of concern with faculty discussion and faculty demonstrations of how they address these concerns in their courses. Community meetings are open to the Virginia Tech campus community. If you teach, you are welcome! Attend as many, or as few, community meetings to meet your teaching needs.

Sign-up for the Large Course CoP and you will receive the meeting link before the first CoP meeting. All meetings will be held Fridays on Zoom.

  • September 20, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • October 25, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • November 22, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

 Registration will open soon.

Adjunct/Contingent Faculty Community of Practice

Adjunct and/or contingent faculty play a major role in the success of colleges and universities in the United States, bringing a plethora of professional experience from business and industry into the classroom. Many adjunct/contingent faculty experience challenges with accessing professional development opportunities associated with teaching responsibilities secondary to unique schedules and/or geographical locations in relation to the university. This community of practice (CoP) is designed to provide a platform to connect with other Virginia Tech faculty members who share similar experiences.

Attend any, or all, of the meetings based on your schedule. All meetings will be held Fridays on Zoom. Sign-up for the Adjunct/Contingent Faculty CoP by completing this form and you will receive the link for the first CoP meeting.

  • September 6, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
  • October 4, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
  • November 8, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
  • December 6, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Registration will open soon.