60-Second SoTL – Episode 34

This week’s episode features an open-access article from the International Journal for Academic Development and examines the impact of a regional community of practice for academic developers supporting scholarship of teaching and learning at their home institutions:

Lukes, Laura A., Sophia Abbot, Dayna Henry, Melissa Wells, Liesl Baum, Kim Case, Edward J. Brantmeier, and Lindsay Wheeler. 2023. “Impact of a Regional Community of Practice for Academic Developers Engaged in Institution-Level Support for SoTL.” International Journal for Academic Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2022.2135005

See a transcript of this episode.

This episode was hosted by Jessie L. Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Professor of Professional Writing & Rhetoric. 60-Second SoTL is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

Read More about Communities of Practice

  • Goodnough, Karen, Christine Arnold, Saiqa Azam, Kimberly Maich, Alireza Moghaddam, Sharon Penney, and Gabrielle Young. 2020. “Cultivating a Self-Study Community of Practice: Reflections of Faculty on Issues of Evolution and Functioning.” Studying Teacher Education 16 (2): 145–163. https://doi.org/10.1080/17425964.2020.1737928 
  • Meacham, Mark, Maggie Castor, and Peter Felten. 2013. “Partners as Newcomers: Mixed-role Partnerships as Communities of Practice.” Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education 1 (10): 1–11.  https://repository.brynmawr.edu/tlthe/vol1/iss10/5 [Open Access]

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