Learning Communities: An Exciting Way to Learn and Teach
What are Learning Communities?
Learning communities are two or more classes taken together and linked around a common theme.
All sections of a learning community enroll the same students.
Learning communities are collaboratively taught by instructors from different content areas.
Why enroll in a Learning Community?
In general, learning communities have been shown to:
Increase student retention and academic achievement;
Increase student involvement and motivation;
Improve students’ time to degree completion; and,
Enhance student learning.
What are the requirements to enroll in a Learning Community?
In order to enroll in a learning community, students must meet all eligibility requirements for a class in the community. Also, students must enroll and remain enrolled in all the courses in the learning community.
Spring 2012 Learning Communities
Interdisciplinary Studies 121, Math 098 Reading 099, and English 098
English 100, Reading 125, Interdisciplinary Studies 101, and Math 99
Chemistry 121 and Math 118
CIS 120 and Interdisciplinary Studies 101
African American Studies 101 and English 101
English 102 and Philosophy 107