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Community of Practice for Large Courses

If you have questions about the community of practice or would like more information about participating, please email

Virginia Tech is known for excellent teaching and learning in large classes. Showcased at the biennial Conference on Teaching Large Classes as well as new student orientation, Virginia Tech faculty lead the country in their innovative and engaging practices to facilitate student learning.

The large course community of practice invites all faculty to engage in a faculty community focused on concerns and passions for student learning in large courses. The structure of the community reflects the fundamental social nature of human learning and the teaching excellence which exists in the Virginia Tech community.

What to expect in the community

The community meets monthly during fall and spring semesters. Each month the community addresses a topic of concern with faculty discussion and faculty demonstrations of how they address these concerns in their online or hybrid course. Community meetings are typically held the last Friday of the month from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm.

Who can join?

Community meetings are open to the Virginia Tech campus community. If you teach, you are welcome! Attend as many, or as few, community meetings to meet your teaching needs. For more information, email