Expanding a SoTL Community of Practice via Librarian and Faculty Development Collaboration to Create a Dynamic SoTL Database

Session Time and Location

Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Advance HE Pre-function Area
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Session Format

This poster shares a novel implementation of communities of practice (CoP) theory in the form of a dynamic database created via a collaboration between faculty developers and librarians.  The database functions much like other library databases, allowing users to search for SoTL work by their colleagues.  In addition, the database provides open access to the materials when available. The goal of this database is to facilitate visibility of and access to SoTL work on campus.  It is our hope that through this database we can create new connections across campus, expanding the SoTL CoP, and facilitating new collaborations.


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