E-CORE/CIEL Communities of Practice (CoPs)
The E-CORE/CIEL Communities of Practice (CoPs) started in June 2020 as part of the project’s work to generate and coordinate supports as engineering educators shifted online. The aim of the CoPs is to provide an accessible space for instructors, staff, teaching assistants, and other engineering educators across Canada to connect and share ideas, discuss challenges, and celebrate successes.
The CoPs can be roughly divided into groups that focus on a certain community of educators (e.g. First-Year Instructors), and groups that focus on a certain topic within engineering education (e.g. Supporting Student Mental Health & Wellness). There is no limit to how many CoPs an individual can join, and each group provides unique opportunities for discussion and connecting with peers across the country.
To sign up for any of our Communities of Practice, join our mailing lists:
|Community of Practice||Example Discussion Topics||Meeting Times|
|Assessments||Biweekly on Tuesdays at 12PM EST [Alternating with Non-Technical Course Instructors]|
|Supporting Student Mental Health & Wellness||Biweekly on Fridays at 1PM EST [Alternating weeks with Teaching Assistants]|
|Design Educators||Biweekly on Thursdays at 12PM EST [Alternating weeks with First-Year Instructors]|
|First-Year Instructors||Biweekly on Thursdays at 12PM EST [Alternating weeks with Design Educators]|
|Lab Instructors||Biweekly on Wednesdays at 1PM EST|
|Non-Technical Course Instructors||Biweekly on Tuesdays at 12PM EST [Alternating with Assessments]|
Once you have signed up using the CoP Signup Form, you will begin receiving emails and meeting invites for the CoP(s) you sign up for from the CoP Facilitator that runs that group. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings!
Please note that the above Communities of Practice are currently conducted in English. Our CIEL working group currently provides a regular meeting space for individuals seeking to find and contribute to francophone supports and can be joined by contacting [email protected].
Any questions can be directed to our team at [email protected].