Learning Community Program Learning Outcomes
With the support of the Learning Communities Program,
- Learning Community Coordinators will create a community of learners.
Definition: A community of learners is a group of individuals who value, engage with, and feel a strong sense of membership in that group. Learning and connection are central purposes of the group.
- Learning Community Coordinators will design activities that incorporate HIP characteristics, as outlined by AAC&U, for improved student success.
- Learning Community Coordinators and peer mentors will collaboratively implement activities to achieve individual LCs' learning outcomes.
Individual Learning Community Assessment
Each Learning Community will be asked to submit an assessment of their program at the end of Winter semester. Assessment helps you to understand what worked in your program and what did not, so you can plan for improvement next year. It is a chance to develop future goals, evaluate your program from within, garner funding, and tell your story. Assessment is definitely necessary to determine if you are accomplishing the goals that you proposed.
We ask the Learning Communities coordinators to consider the following questions when working through their Year-End Assessment:
- Are you fulfilling your proposed learning outcomes?
- How would students rate their satisfaction with their Learning Communities?
- How did students perform as part of the Learning Community?
Learning Communities also incorporate High Impact Practices (HIP), aimed at active learning and engagement of students.
The Learning Community Program utilizes the year-end assessment reports from each individual Learning Community and year-end surveys sent to all Learning Community coordinators, peer mentors, and students.
If you would like to learn more about creating learning outcomes, please refer to the resources website. For help with these tasks or technical support, please reach out to the contacts below.
Learning Community Program
Amy Cooper, Manager for the Learning Community Program
Cathy Barrette, WSU Director of Assessment