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.
Learning Communities incorporate High Impact Practices (HIP), aimed a active learning and engagement of students.