Building and Sustaining Learning Communities
The Syracuse University Experience
AUTHOR: Hurd, Sandra N.
PUBLISHER: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
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Part I introduces the history and theory behind learning communities, then discusses various issues involved in planning and implementing a learning community on campus, including
- Forging partnerships between academic- and student-affairs
- Establishing an environment that supports learning communities
- Finding strategies for collaboration to promote integrative learning
- Developing a learning-community structure and curriculum
- Assessing learning communities
- Anticipating and meeting institutional challenges
Part II profiles experiences of faculty and students involved in some of Syracuse University's learning communities, which represent a variety of pedagogies, including arts, citizenship, education, human services and health professions, leadership, management, and online learning. The authors share how each learning community's structure was designed to meet the unique needs of a program's and its faculty and students. This book guides administrators, faculty, and student-affairs professionals to understand why learning communities are worth considering and how to successfully create them.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/15/2004