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Slide 1: 

Faculty Communities of Practice SoTL of Instructional Technology

Slide 2: 

Faculty Communities of Practice Critical Thinking

Slide 3: 

Faculty Communities of Practice Creativity

Slide 4: 

Faculty Communities of Practice Integration & Application of Knowledge

Slide 5: 

Faculty Communities of Practice Culture and Society

Slide 6: 

Faculty Communities of Practice Values and Ethics

Faculty Communities of Practice“Putting the PULs into Practice” : 

Faculty Communities of Practice“Putting the PULs into Practice” Special Presentation to the PRAC Thursday, November 15, 2007

Communities of Practice are . . . : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Communities of Practice are . . . “groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis”… Wenger (2002)

CoP Goals . . . : 

Faculty Communities of Practice CoP Goals . . . Enhance student learning and academic success Develop faculty interest, practice and expertise in teaching Foster the scholarship of teaching and learning Integrate the PULs into academic programs Support a campus culture that is excited about and values effective teaching and learning

Work of the Communities to Integrate the PULs : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Work of the Communities to Integrate the PULs Selected Examples Curriculum Development Student Learning Scholarly Activities 10

Curriculum Development : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Curriculum Development Teaching Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines (CoP on Critical Thinking) Integrative Learning and Bloom’s Taxonomy (CoP on the Integration & Application of Knowledge) 11

CoP on the Integration and Application of Knowledge : 

Faculty Communities of Practice CoP on the Integration and Application of Knowledge Integrative Learning & Bloom’s Taxonomy Provides developmental framework for learning to integrate and apply knowledge Future Plans: Scholarly exploration of PUL and dissemination of findings at a national or international conference

Student Learning : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Student Learning Classroom Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities (CoP on Understanding Culture & Society) Academic Integrity – Student & Faculty Awareness Pilot Project (CoP on Values & Ethics) 13

Academic IntegrityStudent & Faculty Awareness : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Academic IntegrityStudent & Faculty Awareness 14 Both faculty and students share in the responsibility for cultivating a learning environment of honesty, responsibility, and ethical behavior where the thoughts and creativity of each individual are evaluated in a fair and reasonable manner. Pilot Program

Scholarly Activity : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Scholarly Activity Multicultural Teaching Survey (CoP on Multicultural Teaching) Podcasting (CoP on SoTL IT) 15

SoTL of IT : 

Faculty Communities of Practice SoTL of IT Current Practice Faculty survey on current use of podcasting “Podcasting: Is There Evidence to Support Learning in Higher Education?” Theoretical Basis “Podcasting: An Andragogical Strategy for the Learning Centered Classroom and Beyond” Effectiveness COMM-R 110 classroom experiment

CoP Benefits & Opportunities : 

Faculty Communities of Practice CoP Benefits & Opportunities Student success Faculty development Scholarship of teaching & learning PUL integration Campus culture & values

Final Thoughts . . . : 

Faculty Communities of Practice Final Thoughts . . . “True to its intentions, being part of this CoP has expanded my pedagogic horizons by exposing me to new tools for critical thinking… I have gained a new perspective on my own practice as an instructor and advisor. Membership…has had the unexpected benefit of introducing me to colleagues across campus. I have found it extremely refreshing to learn how they implement critical thinking in their disciplines. As a result, I have become both more reflective about my pedagogy as well as a more cosmopolitan ‘citizen’ of IUPUI.” Owen J. Dwyer, III (2006) Assistant Professor of Geography, IU School of Liberal Arts