Learning Communities

Developmental Education: What Policies and Practices
Work for Students?

National Center for Postsecondary Research
T. Bailey, H. Wathington, T. Brock
December 2010

Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Reading:
An Impact Study at Hillsborough Community College

National Center for Postsecondary Research
M.J. Weiss, M.G. Visher, and H. Wathington
June 2010

Scaling Up Learning Communities:
The Experience of Six Community Colleges

National Center for Postsecondary Research
M.G. Visher, E. Schneider, H. Wathington, and H. Collado
March 2010

Contextualized Teaching and Learning: A Faculty Primer
The RP Group
E.D. Baker, L. Hope, K. Karandjeff
Spring 2009

The Learning Communities Demonstration: Rationale, Sites, and Research Design
Mary G. Visher , Heather Washington, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, and Emily Schneider with Oscar Cerna, Christine Sansone, and Michelle Ware
National Center for Postsecondary Research
May 2008

A New Era in Learning-Community Work: Why The Pedagogy of Intentional Integration Matters
E. Lardner and G. Malnarich
Change Magazine
July-August 2008

A Good Start: Two-Year Effects of a Freshmen Learning Community Program at Kingsborough Community College
S. Scrivener, D. Bloom, A. LeBlanc, C. Paxson, C. E. Rouse, and C. Sommo with J. Au, J. J. Teres, and S. Yeh.
MDRC
March 2008.

Learning Better Together: The Impact of Learning Communities on the Persistence of Low-Inclome Students
C.M. Engstrom and V. Tinto
Syracuse University
2008

Learning Communities
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Do Student Success Courses Actually Help Community College Students Succeed?
M. Zeidenberg, D. Jenkins and J. C. Calcagno, Community College Research Center, June 2007.

Learning Communities as a Strategy for Quality Learning and Educational Equity
Washington Center for Undergraduate Education
Winter 2006

Building Learning Communities: Early Results from the Opening Doors Demonstration at Kingsborough Community College
Dan Bloom and Colleen Sommo
MDRC
June 2005

Creating Rich Learning Environments on Campus
Washington Center for Undergraduate Education
Fall 2004

'What are learning communities?' and other Frequently Asked Questions
Learning Communities National Resource Center

Learning Communities Resource Bank: Implementation and Assessment
Learning Communities National Resource Center

Approaching Diversity through Learning Communities
E. Lardner
Washington Center for Undergraduate Education
Winter 2003