Communities of Practice

Apply now to be a 2018-19 community of practice co-chair!

  • To apply, review and complete the Call for Proposals form below.
  • Applications are due April 23, 2018.
  • Info sessions will take place March 20, 2018, 1-2 pm, and April 11, 2018, 2-3 pm.

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share an area of inquiry and engage in collective learning about that issue as it relates to their work or practice. Through discussions, joint activities, and relationship building, the community of practice develops a shared and individual repertoire of resources, skills, and knowledge to use in their practice. Communities of practice exist everywhere; from formalized meetings to informal lunch discussions among peers, they create connections between people, facilitate sharing knowledge, and lead to shared practices.

Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Campus Compacts will co-sponsor a set of issue-focused Communities of Practice (CoPs) in 2018-19. These CoPs are open to faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community partners affiliated with member campuses.

The CoP participant application will open in spring, once CoP topics and co-chairs have been selected.

For more information on what a CoP is and ideas around how to facilitate sessions, visit the main program page.