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Stanford Communities of Practice

Stanford Communities of Practice are Stanford professionals interested in growing effective collaborative communities across Stanford. A "Community of Practice" (CoP) is a very effective, evolved form of collaborative community. The Teaching Commons partners with the following CoP.

For everyone at Stanford

Academic Technology CoP

This CoP brings together Stanford community members to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with academic technology.

For everyone at Stanford

Learning by Design CoP

The Learning by Design CoP brings together designers of instruction from across all schools of Stanford University to share knowledge, resources, and best practices.

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Professional organizations

Teaching Commons partners are members or affiliates of the following professional organizations.

Names and descriptions of professional organizations relevant to Teaching Commons partners.
Name Description Links
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) network CIRTL is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education.

CIRTL website

CIRTL@Stanford site

EDUCAUSE EDUCAUSE aims to advance higher education through the use of information technology. EDUCAUSE site
Association of American Universities (AAU) AAU's 65 research universities transform lives through education, research, and innovation.  AAU site
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) A global membership organization dedicated to advancing the vitality and democratic purposes of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U site
Faculty Advancement Network (FAN) A new consortium of national research universities collaborating to advance diversity and inclusion in the American professoriate. FAN site
American Council on Education (ACE) A membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. ACE site
Online Learning Consortium (OLC) A collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences. OLC site


 Theresa Turtletaub, Caprie Davenport, Amber Washington and Cory Geisler from the Human Resources department for Humanities and Sciences pose for a group photo at Multicultural Springfest.

Join the Teaching Commons team

The Teaching Commons team is a diverse and passionate group of educators from across the university. Learn more about our story and how you can join the movement to enhance the culture of teaching and learning at Stanford University.