Resilience

By Bilal Ali, Student, The City College of New York   I applied for Kingsborough Community College’s Opening Doors Peer Mentoring program in my freshman year. It was an opportunity for me to meet new people and learn leadership and professional skills. Unfortunately, I didn’t get chosen because there were already enough people enrolled for … More Resilience

Creating Community Amid the COVID-19 Confusion

By Terry Novak, Johnson & Wales University We began our Spring Term at Johnson & Wales University on March 9, 2020. Although we had been advised the week before to consider creating plans to deliver our courses remotely, in light of COVID-19 warnings, most did so half-heartedly, and there we were on campus on March … More Creating Community Amid the COVID-19 Confusion

Integrating Learning about a Community of Students with Disabilities through a Disability Film Festival for Communities of Students without Disabilities

By James P. Lawler, Pace University   Background Colleges contain 2 million students with disabilities from a community in the country of 54 million with disabilities.  Higher-functioning (i.e. less impaired) students with disabilities are eager to learn exciting fields and can be exceptional learners. However, students without disabilities, due to fear or ignorance, may focus … More Integrating Learning about a Community of Students with Disabilities through a Disability Film Festival for Communities of Students without Disabilities

Evolving Drop Ins

By Samantha Sierra For years the Learning Communities Coordination Team has made it a practice to “drop in” on new links during their link meetings to see how things were going both with integration and collaboration. We would always give them a heads up prior to coming and would stay a short time or longer … More Evolving Drop Ins

Creating a Learning Community Study Hall

By George J. Hill My Allied Health Learning Community, which combines Freshman English, my Freshman Seminar course, and the first Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) course, faced an interesting challenge. We found that while most of our students were passionate about helping people, a necessary quality in any healthcare worker, many of the students did not … More Creating a Learning Community Study Hall