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Student Orientation Series (SOS): Learning Communities

By Sara Connolly

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 6, 2006

Table of Contents

Preface

    Acknowledgements

Introduction   

    Meet Stephanie

    Meet Luke

    Meet Claire

    Objectives                                                                  

What Are Learning Communities?      

    Goals of Learning Communities                                              

Impact of Learning Communities                           

   Research on Learning Communities

    Increased Student Retention Rates

    Increased Social Interaction and Campus Involvement

    Stronger Intellectual Development

    Increased Student Satisfaction with College

Finding Your Place                                       

    Student Cohorts/Integrative Seminar                 

    Linked Courses/Course Clusters                      

    Coordinated Studies

    Living/Learning Communities  

Getting Involved                                         

     Be a Peer Leader                                

    Join the Advisory Board                             

    Conduct a Research Project

    Check Out Learning Communities for Upperclass Students               

Perspectives and Profiles                                

    The Student's Perspective                                 

    Student Profiles                                    

    The Professor's Perspective                               

Exercises                                               

Resources for Instructors

References

                                

 

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