Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoPs)

A CoP is a learning community, or collegial network, that Campus Compact defines as “a group of people who share interest in 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.” (MN Campus Compact).

We believe that communities of practice (CoPs) can play an important role in helping CEPs prepare and apply for micro-credentials by providing participants with: (a) a space to share, reflect on, and build their knowledge around key competencies they are expected to demonstrate to earn certification, and (b) a valued cohort experience for collegial support as they reflect on their professional practice and prepare to submit required materials as part of the application process.

Currently Available CoP opportunities (updated August 2019)

Community Engagement Fundamentals Micro-Credential:
  • Virtual CoP (national). Date: October 2019 – March 2020 (6 virtual meetings). Apply here.  Application deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019, 4pm PST.  
Community Partnerships Micro-Credential:
  • Virtual CoP (national). Date: October 2019 – March 2020 (6 virtual meetings). Apply here.  Application deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019, 4pm PST.