About Learning Communities

A Learning Community is two or more classes linked together by a common theme or context. For example, "Who Am I, Where Am I Going, and How Do I Get There?" combines Guidance 30, Guidance 31, and Guidance 32. This learning community emphasizes self-assessment, career exploration, and informational interviewing. The same students enroll in all classes within the learning community, fostering a sense of "community" among students and faculty. During the Learning Community,various assignments and/or activities in one class relate to the other class(es) in the learning community.

During a Learning Community, students will:

  • engage in learning through facilitated faculty and peer interaction
  • collaborate with peers who share similar personal and/or career interests 
  • appreciate diversity in people, cultures, and experiences 
  • identify and choose appropriate academic and career support services 
  • demonstrate confidence in their academic abilities 

 

"The learning community program provides a vehicle for students to bond and get to know one another quickly. I believe that students in a learning community are more likely to feel connected to the college and to feel like they belong in college than students who are not part of a learning community. The classroom atmosphere in a learning community can be more accepting and comfortable for students than in classes which are not part of a learning community."
 

Learning Communities Faculty

 

Learning communities are a way to unite with other people to work together as a group to reach goals. It's like another family, and the class is very well informed."

Learning Communities Student