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