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**Call for Participants:  CACUSS Community of Practice for Academic Learning**

Dear Colleague,

Are you in an academic learning support role within a department or division of Student Services/Student Affairs?  Are you looking to connect with a community of professionals who are doing equivalent work in the post-secondary context?  Have you been eager to share best practices, experiences, and information regarding the work you do?

So were we!
Join the CoP for Academic Learning in the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services to find the community you're looking for!

The Community of Practice (CoP) for Academic Learning seeks to explore, develop, and extend knowledge and best practice in academic learning and skill development in PSE with a particular focus on the nature of academic learning and skill development work as it manifests in a Student Service or Student Affairs context.
As a group, we hope to build an identity for academic learning and skill development professionals within PSE more generally, and within the strong professional community of Student Service/Student Affairs professionals.  Through opportunities for online sharing and discussion, collaborative research, knowledge dissemination opportunities, and networking, this CoP will encourage and facilitate discussion and inquiry regarding what makes academic learning and skill development professional work distinct within the broader community of Student Service/Student Affairs practitioners.
There will be ample opportunity to connect with the Academic Learning CoP at the CACUSS Conference in Vancouver May 24-27 http://www.cacuss.ca/conference/
Please join us in Vancouver on May 26 for a networking meeting on next steps in collaboration. This roundtable discussion is directed at Academic Skills support workers, including professionals in Writing Centres, EAL Support, Diversity Workers and those in Transition to University initiatives. We would like to engage colleagues working in a wide range of student learning support activities in planning discussions of priorities, resources, dialogue and relationship building, as well as roles and structures for governance.
For those at the conference who may be involved with another primary Community of Practice, there will be informal social and networking opportunities on Monday May 25 at 6-7 and Tuesday May 26 at 12-1 or 6-7. When joining CACUSS or renewing your membership, please indicate your interest in the Academic Learning CoP when you update your profile.
Whether at the conference, through online forums or email, please join us!
Contact:
Christina Halliday, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sheilagh Grills, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>



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