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Teaching Communities

Teaching Communities encompass a range of configurations and styles of faculty engagement in which faculty empower faculty in extended dialog, inquiry, and discovery around a topic of common concern, interest, or relevance to the community participants.  There are two types of faculty communities on teaching of varying scope, scale, and intensity:


Teaching Communities are designed for faculty to make progress toward the following outcomes:

  • Explore a topic of common concern, interest, or relevance;
  • Apply what is learned to some aspect of faculty life at JMU; and
  • Collaboratively guide the group toward its intended goals.