Communities of Practice

The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts various communities of practice (CoPs) as needed by the faculty. Participating in a community of practice requires a commitment to meet together 6-8 times (about every 2-3 weeks) over the course of a semester. In most cases, CoPs work over a two-semester period. In addition to the meetings, participants will read, collaborate, and make progress on individual projects between meetings. Each participant will actively contribute as responders, facilitators, peer reviewers and experts in selected areas of teaching and learning. Faculty should consider their other professional commitments before applying.

Community of Practice 2021-2022

Universal Design for Learning

The mission of Marshall’s UDL Community of Practice is to build an infrastructure of pedagogical practices at our university that address barriers to learning and increase our students’ ability to become expert learners.

Instead of trying to address each student’s individual challenges within a standardized course, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) challenges instructors to create equitable flexibility within their courses that can account for the variability in their students’ learning styles and abilities. This is achieved through providing multiple means of engagement, multiple means of representation, and multiple means of action and expression.

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Communities of Practice from Previous Years