Lab and Design Community of Practice

Flyer to join the lab and design CoP.  Three types of events are advertised: workshops, coffee chats, and online community.  With text describing the CoP: "The purpose of this CoP is to promote collaboration between instructors who teach courses with significant experiential learning (e.g., labs, design) components.  It is open to instructors of record in courses in STEM fields with labs or design projects."
GCoE Lab and Design CoP Flyer

In the spring of 2021, I started looking for collaborators who were interested in research in undergraduate laboratories.  Through the power of professional networks, six of us began meeting to identify a project for the Strategic Instructional Innovation Program in the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) in the Grainger College of Engineering (GCoE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  The first project we identified was to create a community of practice (CoP) of instructors of laboratory and design courses.  Since then, the community of practice has continued to grow and expand its impact.  

Read more about the Lab and Design CoP on their website.