CEE Development & Recognition Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

Connect with a lively network of peer support to enhance your learning and teaching practice.

We welcome and support a range of social learning opportunities for our colleagues.

Communities of Practice provide an ongoing collegial learning partnership in which members engage in a range of activities to further their knowledge and practice within a particular domain. Through these communities of practice, colleagues can connect with a lively network of peer support to enhance their learning and teaching practice.

Wenger-Trayner, E., & Wenger-Trayner, B., (2020). Learning to make a difference: value creation in social learning spaces. Cambridge University Press.

Open to all colleagues with an interest in assessment.

Goals: To create a community of people who share and learn from each other, improve assessment design and feedback, and create new and innovative ways to assess.

Connect: We are a group of people who have come together from across James Cook University and the wider academic community to discuss, share and learn about all things Assessment. Through our community we will share good practices, work together to create new ways of assessing, discuss their implementation and come together to create more efficient and effective feedback approaches. We will develop cross disciplinary relationships to inform and influence assessment design within our broader communities.

Includes: LearnJCU Organisation for sharing resources, ideas and discussion.

Contact CEE Admin to be added to the network.

Open to everyone involved in teaching and learning.

Goals: Share experiences, practice, problems and solutions around teaching and learning quantitative skills within all discipline areas across JCU at all levels.

Connect: We meet for an informal BYO lunch coordinated between Townsville and Cairns campuses several times during the year. As well as general conversation, each lunch has a theme of interest for focussed discussion as identified by network participants.

Includes: LearnJCU organisation site for sharing resources, ideas and discussion.

Contact CEE Admin to be added to the network.

Open to all JCU staff with an interest in work integrated learning in all its forms.

Goals: Improve experiences and outcomes for students, employers, and staff through enhanced practices.

Connect: Our group includes professional and academic staff from divisions, colleges, and support services who meet to share ideas and practices and to discuss new developments in the field. Guest speakers, topic ideas and new members are always welcome.

Includes: O365 Teams space for sharing resources, ideas and discussion - Join the WIL Team.

Contact CEE Admin to be added to the mailing list.

The JCU SoLT CoP is open to any JCU staff member (academic or professional) with an interest in learning and teaching. SoLT activities connect you to a community of scholars and support your profile as a contributor to learning and teaching at JCU.

The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) CoP is facilitated by the Academic Design and Development (ADD) team as part of the Academic Excellence (AE) team at JCU.

SoLT supports a range of projects, including:

  • teaching innovations
  • research and ethics publications
  • grant applications, and
  • professional development opportunities.

SoLT community activities include:

  • Symposiums that explore contemporary issues in teaching and learning through Q&A, panel discussions, debates, expert analyses, and showcases of best practices.
  • Socials that provide informal opportunities to meet, greet, and share on-campus or online.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that bring researchers and innovators together to collaborate on scholarly projects in learning and teaching.

SoLT topics and projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Global disruptions in higher education
  • Educational technologies
  • GenAI in education
  • Modes of delivery
  • General capabilities in learning and teaching
  • Policy and governance in teaching and learning
  • Best practices and innovations in curriculum, assessment, and teaching
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning and teaching
  • Cultural interfaces in higher education
  • Work-integrated learning (WIL) and community engagement in learning and teaching.

We welcome you to join us to connect and collaborate in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

To find out more, visit the ADD SharePoint or email the ADD team.