2018-19 Learning Community Program Learning Outcomes
- Learning Communities will create a community of learners, where, students have a strong sense of membership in a diverse community, whose purpose they understand and value, and with whom they engage.
- Learning Communities will develop three specific learning outcomes, experiences designed to meet the learning outcomes, and an assessment plan to measure student success.
- Learning Communities will incorporate characteristics of High Impact Practices (HIPs), as outlined by the AAC&U, for improved student success. They will offer students opportunities for increased connection to the subject matter and provide students with both independence and support.
- Learning Communities will train responsible Peer Mentors to lead academic study sessions, demonstrate effective study methods to LC students, appropriately respond to challenges, and build a sense of community among participants.
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. View the most recent Learning Community Assessment Report here (PDF).
Dr. Stefanie Baier, Post-Doctoral Associate