Communities of Practice

Social Media Community of Practice

Google Group

This is a listserv and forum for all staff members who administer official Bates College social media accounts as part of their professional responsibilities. The goal of this group is to provide a common space to discuss social media, share best practices, and coordinate communications.

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Download the presentation (PDF)

Social Media Content Calendar Template (Google Sheet)

WordPress Community of Practice

The WordPress Community of Practice (WP CoP) is a group of campus WordPress users who work collaboratively to cultivate solutions and best practices for WordPress at Bates.

  • Google Group with forum and listserve
  • Regularly scheduled Gatherings
  • User-guided focus and support



Each regularly scheduled Gathering focuses on a facet of WordPress that is of interest to the community.

Suggest a Gathering topic


Google Group

Through our Google Group, you can ask or answer questions, share best practices, and receive regular updates via email. 

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