Below you will find a listing of active and prior Communities of Practice at the University of Alabama. CoPs do not serve as governance or formal committees, but rather have a mission of sharing knowledge and providing collaborative opportunities among colleague-peer groups across the university.
Do you already participate in an informal collaborative group that is not listed? Discover if it might make a good CoP!
Currently Active Communities
- Business Analytics
A community that exists to bring together data practitioners on campus who are interested in data visualization, reporting, analytics, and modeling.
- Continuous Improvement: The Tide is Changing
Supports practitioners and others interested in continuous improvement, process improvement, project management, and change management at the University.
- CoP Facilitators
Comprised of facilitators from all active UA CoPs. Designed to assist new facilitators with community creation and for establishing resources to aid existing CoPs.
A group for UA Employees in the IT field who manage, troubleshoot, or provide support for Apple Computers (Macs) across the University.
- Transportation Policy Researchers
This community is for those at UA interested in any aspect of transportation policy research.
A community for web makers across the UA campus – ranging from design, code development, content curation, to other associated roles.
Creating CoPs should be seen as an experiment, and it’s a perfectly acceptable outcome that some topics will be retired from time to time as interest evolves. If you are interested in taking ownership of a prior group, let us know!
- Digital Pedagogy
A community of professionals exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences of teaching and learning with digital technologies.
A community created for current podcasters and those working to create their first podcast.
- User Experience (UX) Community
A community for UA web makers who are interested in usability and user experience, and how they intersect with program, department, and university goals.
- Women in Tech
A community for people working in areas of IT who are interested in discussing and learning more about the experiences and advancement of women working in technology.