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Community of Practice Essentials

Backwards Design │ Community of Practice Essentials │ Overcoming Barriers

A  faculty community of practice is best conceptualized as a small group of faculty with a common interest or goal, working collaboratively to accomplish a given task within a designated time frame. Typically, these communities consist of no more than ten members and are optimal at 5-7 members. Explore the essential characteristics of a community of practice below .

  • Faculty Driven
  • Goal-Oriented
  • Evidence-Based
  • Structured and Flexible
  • Collaborative

In the video below, listen to faculty discussing their experiences of working in a community of practice.