Learning Community Resources

The Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, a public service center of The Evergreen State College, emphasizes collaborative, low-cost, highly effective approaches to educational reform. The National Learning Commons website includes a directory of college and university learning communities, articles and monographs about learning communities, and upcoming events across the country.

Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP), “an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, researchers, administrators, and students to share current research, effective practices, critical reflections, and resources related to student learning communities in higher education.”

Resources from past retreats:

Building the Collaborative

Educating & Advising Students for the First Year & Beyond: A Collaborative, Multifaceted Approach

The Innovative Teaching and Learning Series

Additional Links:

Bibliography for Integrated Learning, 2012 Retreat 
Prepared by Oscar D. Sarmiento, Learning Communities Director, SUNY Potsdam

Bibliography of learning community research and development, 2011
from: Love, A. G. “The growth and current state of learning communities in higher education”. In Buch, K. & Barron, K. (Eds.) New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Discipline-Centered Learning Communities: Creating Connections among Students and Faculty within a Major. (in press), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.