Communities of Practice


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Campus stakeholders, including project staff and some of the participants in CBIs, engage in an online Community of Practice (CoP) to discuss barriers and solutions for increasing the recruitment, retention, and persistence of engineering students from underrepresented populations and foster synergy toward reaching the PEERs project goal and objectives. The CoP paradigm comes from the field of knowledge management, where CoP members are practitioners who share expertise and resources to help each other improve practices.

To join the PEERs CoP, email doit@uw.edu. Members post to the PEERs CoP by sending email messages to peerscop@uw.edu. To learn about other CoPs that might be of interest to you, consult uw.edu/doit/Stem/cop.html.