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Professional Communities of Inquiry (PCI)

Call for Applications: Fall 2020

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty, staff, and administrators to join a Professional Community of Inquiry (PCI).

Apply by Monday, September 14 before 5 p.m.

Apply Here!

What is a Professional Community of Inquiry (PCI)?

A PCI is a group of people who share a concern or passion on a particular topic and are energized by inquiry and deep learning about concepts and practices that inform that topic. Designed to be flexible and developmental, PCIs accommodate a range of topics and different levels of rigor and participation.

Current Offering

Culture, Learning, and Technology PCI

  • Fall 2020: Fridays from noon to 1:30pm Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11
  • Spring 2021: Fridays from noon to 1:30pm Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, & Culminating Event Fri, May 14, 2021 from 3-4:30 pm

The group will read “Culture, Learning, and Technology” (edited by Benson, Joseph, and Moore, 2017, Routledge) during F2020 and Sp2021 semesters. The book explores the theoretical and philosophical views of culture, learning, and technology (CLT), presents research studies that examine various aspects of CLT, and showcases projects that employ best practices in CLT. This professional community group aims to learn more about online teaching and serve as a forum to share ideas and advice to navigate challenging moments and situations as educators.

This semester-long PCI group will meet via Zoom three times per semester. Each meeting will be for 90 minutes, which includes 30 minutes of participants’ checking in and sharing their “roses and thorns” in their teaching (mainly online), followed by 60 minutes of guided discussion based on the book. The co-facilitators expect 10-12 participants and will develop and provide the list of guided discussion questions before each meeting.

Facilitators: Patrick Pieng, EunMi Cho