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Peer Groups

 

Call for Proposals Now Open!

Peer Group Conference (October 14-15, 2021): Communications, Visual & Performing Arts; Culinary Arts; Psychology; Administration of Justice

If you have an innovative idea, new research in the discipline, or something else to share that will enrich the practice of teaching and the process of learning, please submit a proposal by clicking on the link below. Sessions are 50 minutes long and can be in the form of a presentation, panel discussion, or roundtable.

Connect with Your Peers

Both full- and part-time faculty are automatically enrolled in their discipline-specific peer group sites on Canvas. Check your course listings and take advantage of this system-wide tool to collaborate with your colleagues on curriculum development and topics of concern to your field.

To join cross-disciplinary groups such as Distance Education and Open Educational Resources, click here to email us to request enrollment or other assistance.

Bi-Annual Meetings

Although meetings are on hold due to the pandemic, groups typically meet every other year on a rotating schedule to discuss substantive issues related to curriculum revision, integration of technology, instructional innovations, student success and supports, and discipline updates. Peer group conferences are organized by a planning committee comprised of individuals in the discipline or peer group and are grouped by related programs or disciplines. Budget permitting, these meetings are supported with minimal travel costs for college faculty and staff.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for this Fall’s lineup of face-to-face peer group conferences.

  • October 14-15, 2021: Communications, Visual & Performing Arts; Culinary Arts; Psychology; Administration of Justice
  • October 21-22, 2021: Coaching & Advising
  • November 11-12, 2021: Student Development Services, Teacher Education, Direct Enrollment Support, Learning Assistance Professionals