Second Annual Community of Practice-Discussion Outcomes
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Second Annual Community of Practice-Discussion Outcomes

University and UHSSE faculty and students regrouped according to their content area to expand upon existing collaborations and generate new ideas.  In addition to the opportunities for enrollment in University courses, discussion outcomes from the Second Annual Community of Practice included:

  • UHSSE student work on the University’s literary magazine including writing as well as design and production;
  • secondary education majors in math and English serving as mentors for UHSSE students interested in majoring in education;
  • implementation of the study-skills curriculum at UHSSE as part of the college readiness and transition program with support from the study-skills faculty in Hillyer College;
  • an increase in exposure to non science and engineering career paths;
  • opportunities to enroll in world languages at the University that are not offered at UHSSE; 
  • shared teaching in the CETA course, Principles of Engineering, collaboration on material selections;
  • student and faculty study and involvement in alternative energy options;
  • content alignments i.e. Digital Electronics, Pre-Calculus;
  • planned classroom visits specifically in Algebra II and Computer Programming;
  • shared professional development;
  • open-door classroom visits;
  • expansion of opportunities in Hartt Community Division;
  • expansion of opportunities in the Hartford Art School; partner with Foundations curriculum at Art School; position UHSSE freshmen and sophomores to begin portfolios for admission consideration to additional courses;
  • full implementation of Health Professions Career Pathways from UHSSE to the University;
  • initial implementation of a freshmen English course that is composed of 50% University students and 50% UHSSE students;
  • more frequent sharing of facilities;
  • continued use of athletic trainer and physical therapy resources;
  • Health Sciences career paths;
  • interdisciplinary experiences facilitated in UHSSE Social Studies classes;
  • Healthcare Seminars;
  • four year mentoring of University students with UHSSE students;
  • the incorporation of University Dialogue classes into UHSSE Senior class resources;
  • increased University library support for curriculum at UHSSE;
  • additional focus on women in engineering and STEM;
  • shared resources in world languages with geography, politics and government, global environmental studies;
  • open invitations to speakers on the campus;
  • sustainable courses that would lead to UHSSE being certified as a “green” building.

Community of Practice Participation – To become involved in the Community of Practice, contact Dr. D’Annolfo at 860.768.5356 or