Communities of Practice (CoP) at Skyline College are an opportunity to bring together small interdisciplinary teams of staff, faculty and administrators to creatively and collaboratively discuss, strategize and create new knowledge around pedagogy or academia-related problems of mutual interest.


The Academic Support and Learning Technologies (ASLT) Division, in partnership with the Office of Student Equity and Support Programs (SESP), is excited to move forward with CoP next semester. The purpose of CoP is to provide a new professional development space for staff, faculty and administrators, that directly supports and advances Skyline College’s mission to help students to “Get in, Get through, and Get out…on time.” ASLT and SESP are excited to announce the faculty leads selected for CoP that will run during the 2017-2018 academic year:


Social Justice and Sustainability – Carla Grandy

Service Learning – Jesse Raskin

Transformative Teaching and Pedagogy – John Ulloa

Online and Hybrid Learning – Christopher Collins and Kimberly Saccio-Kent


CoP hopes to engage staff, faculty and administrators in a dedicated space to create solutions that will improve teaching and learning for faculty and students at Skyline College. The Communities of Practice will begin their work in the fall semester with an official launch on Flex Day, August 15th. During the breakout sessions, there will be an opportunity to learn about each CoP topic area, its relevance to our campus community, and how staff, faculty and administrators can actively participate in an experience to help address issues affecting our campus. We look forward to full engagement from the Skyline College community in this important work. See you on Flex Day!


Article By: Katrina Pantig and Bianca Rowden-Quince