Building Community: Stories and Strategies for Future Learning Community Faculty and Professionals

EDITED BY TERRA PECKSKAMP AND CARRIE McLAUGHLIN

 

Acknowledgments

Editors‘ Introduction
Terra Peckskamp and Carrie McLaughlin

Introduction
Sandra Hurd

PART ONE: HISTORY, STRUCTURE, AND ASSESSMENT

  • Understanding the Evolution of Learning Community Concepts: A Historical Perspective
    Dianna Winslow
  • Learning Communities: A Structural Overview
    Heather Strine Patterson
  • Tips and Strategies for Assessing Learning Communities
    Jared Halter and Camila Lértora Nardozzi
  • Learning Communities Assessment: Challenges and Recommendations from Faculty and Staff Perspectives
    W. Leslie Burleson and Michele Tarnow

PART TWO: TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A LEARNING COMMUNITY

  • The Arts Adventure LC: A Classroom-to-Community Cultural Connection
    Eileen Strempel
  • Creating a Unique Learning Community Through Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
    Eric M. Alderman
  • Diversity and Citizenship
    Silvio Torres-Saillant and James Duah-Agyeman
  • Creating Change and Continuity in Your Learning Community
    Paul Buckley
  • Learning Community Encounters and Strategies for Effective Teaching Assistantship
    Jamie Kathleen Portillo
  • Bridging the Gap: Constructing Faculty–Student Relationships for Mutual Learning
    Braden Smith and Rachel Smith
  • The Higher Education Learning Community of Syracuse University: A Participant‘s Perspective
    Maria J. Lopez
  • Through the Looking Glass of Undergraduate Learning Communities (And What the Graduate Student Finds)
    Chris Calvert-Minor
  • The Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service: Lessons Learned
    Elizabeth Occhino and Jennifer Kellington
  • Mentoring and the Gateway Learning Community: The Importance of Mentoring in Providing Access to Social Capital
    Larry Thomas and Nicole Zervas Adsitt
  • Institutional Pedagogies: Exploring Two Learning Community Programs
    Jennah K. Jones and Joshua D. Lawrie
  • Critical Learning Community Resources for Educating Campus Stakeholders
    Terra Peckskamp and Joshua G. McIntosh

Afterword
Barry L. Wells

Contributors

Index