Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and through interaction and collaboration, learn how to do what they do better, as they interact regularly. Communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor: a tribe learning to survive, a band of artists seeking new forms of expression, a group of engineers working on similar problems, a gathering of managers working to achieve a desired outcome.
Communities of Practice at Cañada College were formed to establish a community of similar and shared responsibilities and a forum for the discussion of collaboration and best practices. The purpose of Communities of Practice at Cañada College is to develop the members' capabilities and to build and exchange knowledge. What holds the Communities of Practice at Cañada College together is the passion, commitment, and identification of the collective experience and expertise of its members. It is the intention of the Communities of Practice to develop a campus-wide plan to identify professional development needs and schedule meetings of staff members with similar areas of responsibilities and duties to meet these needs. This website is intended to serve as a resource for all of the dedicated, hard-working faculty and staff that comprise our Communities of Practice.
Please note that because the Communities of Practice group is new at Cañada College, this website is a work in progress; however, please feel free to check back from time to time, as new content matter is always being added.