What is a Freshman Learning Community?
A learning community is a group of students who will have more than one class of their choice together. Like a family, students will attend classes together and build relationships with one another. The learning community classes will be taught by specific professors and staff who in return plan the curriculum together under one common theme.
Research shows that students not only build community and friendship in Learning Community classes, they actually perform academically 10-15% better as compared to other classes. Professors and staff will also plan field trips and fun activities outside of the classroom for the students to take part in. Learning together is just the beginning.
For more info:
Dr. Christopher Bond
Learning Communities Dir.