Past Events: Teaching Community of Practice

​The Teaching Community of Practice (TCP) is a large group of FSE faculty and instructors who come together regularly to learn about and discuss topics related to Engineering Education.  Below are summaries of past events with additional resources.

TCP Meeting #1: Reflect, Resource, Renew

Teaching Community of Practice: Fall 2021 Meeting #1

Date: September 03, 2021 

Topic: Reflect, Resource, Renew: Setting the Stage for a Successful Fall Semester

The Teaching Community of Practice (TCP) kicked off the first meeting of the fall semester on the topic of Reflect, Resource, Renew: Setting the Stage for a Successful Fall Semester. Dr. Lindy Mayled welcomed the group with an update on the FSE Learning and Teaching Hub and provided resources for the semester, including ASU’s official slide template, Back to School Teaching Resources, classroom engagement strategies, and LearnX’s Self-Paced Training Modules. Christina Hernandez from the Fulton Tutoring Center also highlighted opportunities for faculty to connect with the center, including course and tutor support. 

Guest speaker Dr. Joseph Tranquillo, Associate Provost for Transformative Teaching & Learning and a Professor at Bucknell University, shared the importance of reflection and highlighted strategies to implement in the engineering classroom. Faculty may request a copy of Dr. Tranquillo’s reflection cards here. 

TCP Meeting #2: Am I Doing this Right?

Teaching Community of Practice: Fall 2021 Meeting #2

Date: October 1, 2021

Topic: Am I doing this right? Directions, Checklists, Matrices and Half-Naked Rubrics

Have you ever wondered if your assessment is reliable, valid, or an accurate representation of students’ actual understanding of the concept(s)? 

In this workshop, faculty gained insight into the fundamentals of assessment and learned how to choose and construct the most appropriate and effective assessments for your course. Guest speaker Dr. Julia WIlliams, Associate Professor Emeritus from University of Minnesota Duluth, overviewed the six forms of assessment of/for student learning and detailed the five essential tools for construction of assessment. 

TCP Meeting #3: Game on!

Teaching Community of Practice: Fall 2021 Meeting #3

Date: November 5, 2021 

Topic: Game On!  Motivating Students through Game Based Learning


In this meeting, faculty learned more about the theory behind game-based learning as well as actionable instructional ideas ranging from gamification to full scale digital games. Guest speaker Dr. Cheryl Bodnar, Associate Professor Experiential Engineering Education, focused on game-based learning. Cheryl’s research focuses on the incorporation of active learning and game-based learning in undergraduate classes as well as integration of innovation and entrepreneurship into the engineering curriculum. She shared three studies in this area that she has conducted and the positive results found.

If you would like to receive more detailed information on past meeting resources or to join our Teaching Community of Practice, please email your request to [email protected].