Learning Communities offer students opportunities to take paired courses that fulfill
degree requirements and explore new interests. These courses,
linked by a common theme or content, present a coherent and
enriched curriculum. The instructors in the linked courses
coordinate their assignments and discussions. Students work
together and are encouraged to form study groups, creating a
friendly and supportive environment.
Enroll in Learning Communities
WHY ENROLL IN A LEARNING COMMUNITY?
- Increase overall academic achievement
- Make important connections between courses
- Learn material from both courses
- Participate in lively discussions
- Establish study groups
- Complete shared assignments and projects
- Meet new friends and develop close relationships with faculty
Learning Communities Links
This website provides a wealth of resources on learning communities. It contains links to LC programs, projects, publications, and many articles about the practical aspects of design, implementation and assessment. It also has information about an annual summer training program.
This site provides information on Vincent Tinto’s current national longitudinal study. His goal is to ascertain the impact of developmental LCs and collaborative learning strategies on retention and success of at-risk students.
This site gives a brief history of learning communities.