The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) provides colleges and college districts with high-quality technical assistance, professional development and resources needed to achieve the system-wide goals and commitments contained in the California Community Colleges’ 2017 Vision for Success.

Communities of Practice (CoP)

During the next academic year, IEPI is sponsoring a series of Communities of Practice (CoPs) to support a systems-focused approach to designing and delivering equity-oriented, learner-centered and contextually relevant professional development experiences for California Community Colleges faculty, classified professionals and administrators. CoP areas of focus are informed by the core commitments and system-wide program goals and outcomes delineated in the Vision for Success. In consultation and coordination with campus and student leaders, content experts and organizational capacity builders with proven results of improving student success and institutional effectiveness, CoP facilitators/partners will design professional development programming that:

  • Fosters awareness or deepens understanding of system-wide goals and priorities
  • Strengthens existing mindsets, habits, routines, or ways of working (i.e. pedagogical and/or technical skills) that will demonstrably impact student outcomes and equity goals
  • Provides opportunities for shared learning, networking and community building and development of actionable strategies and professional practices to effectuate change within the learner’s respective areas of influence; and
  • Identifies, develops and archives guidelines, tools, resources and/or other learning artifacts (i.e. videos, templates, FAQs, etc.) that provide greater understanding of ways in which to meet system-wide goals

In the 2021-22 academic year, Communities of Practice will center on:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Online Instruction
  • Strategic Enrollment Management
  • Equitable Placement
  • Credit for Prior Learning
  • Dual Enrollment/Early College
  • Curriculum Review for Law Enforcement and First Responders