What Are They?
Learning Communities are paired/linked classes that provide a once-in-a-lifetime, out of the box experience for students wishing to go beyond the traditional classroom. These courses are offered together, with instructors and students working together as a single "community." This community of learning and support helps students achieve their full potential as learners.
Why Join One?
Decades of research have conclusively supported that students who enroll in learning communities:
- Stay in school longer because of the convenient class schedule and community support,
- Earn better grades across all courses, and
- Get much more out of their college experience than student only taking traditional courses.
How Do They Work?
If you are planning on enrolling in a particular learning community, you must enroll in all courses within the learning community in order to participate. If you drop one course, you will be dropped from all courses within that learning community. The uniqueness of your learning community is that you, your classmates and instructors will share this community experience week after week exploring new ways of addressing material found in traditional courses.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Melinda Womack, Professor