The CAT, Office of Online Education, members of ZSR Library’s Digital Initiatives team, and the Academic Technologies unit in IS launched an ambitious program to support 750+ Wake Forest instructors as they prepared for the potential of a fall semester online. The Peer to Peer Learning Community Initiative brought together 68 faculty members to participate in a 4-week learning community that prepared them to facilitate their own learning communities with their colleagues in their departments throughout the summer.

This approach was faculty-centered, allowing our teachers to support one another as they prepared solutions for the fall. It honored the amazingly creative work so many of our instructors were doing already, allowed for disciplinary-specific guidance, and–most importantly for the CAT–created opportunities for departments to have meaningful conversations about teaching that would reach far beyond a single semester.

More details about this program can be found below.

graphic of peer to peer pyramid structure

Initiative Details