Communities of Practice
CTLT's Communities of Practice (CoP) provide connections and shared expertise for groups of individuals with common goals and similar challenges. Communities of Practice are distinguished by three characteristics. Members (1) share a domain of interest, (2) engage in activities and discussions to share information and develop relationships, and (3) develop a repertoire of resources, experiences, tools and methods to enhance their practice. Membership requires only active participation and constructive contributions to the community. Regular gatherings are informal and lightly facilitated to offer opportunities for connecting with others and learning to become a better practitioner.
Equitable Grading Community of Practice
Reconsidering and refining course grading practices has the potential to be a powerful complement to the many other equitable and inclusive teaching practices that faculty are implementing for making progress on campus goals for student success.
This CoP, new in Fall 2022, is for faculty who have participated in any of the CTLT's book circles on Grading For Equity by Joe Feldman. The book examines the origins and shortcomings of traditional grading practices and provides extensive guidance for grading practices that are more accurate, more motivating and more equitable.
With that shared foundation, CoP members who are inspired to implement some of the recommended equitable grading practices have a community for mutual mentoring, encouragement, and support. Meetings typically occur 2-3 times a quarter throughout the academic year as a complement to ongoing interactions online.
NOTE: The CoPs source book Grading for Equity is available for free through Kennedy Library: Download book from the Kennedy Library website
If you're interested in joining the CoP, complete this form: