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Abstract Title: Using communities of practice to explore departmental values
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: We use a communities of practice framework to explore how departments value different constituent groups, focusing on faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. Through a collaborative, autoethnographic, contrastive case study of two physics departments, we analyze the inter- and intra-constituency interactions and shared practice of each community demonstrating how each department centers or peripheralizes constituent groups. We argue that how each department enacts their community of practice demonstrates a foundational shared value: faculty autonomy for one and pastoral care of undergraduates for the other.
Session Time: Poster Session 2
Poster Number: II-29
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jessica Changstrom
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mary Bridget Kustusch (she/her/hers), DePaul University
Eleanor C. Sayre (she/her/hers), Kansas State University

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