Learning Communities and Fiscal Reality: Learning in a Time of Restricted Resources
Dealing with difficult fiscal struggles while maintaining the quality of faculty work life and student learning will require that most institutions fundamentally restructure how faculty teach, how students are educated, how resources are distributed, and how campuses are organized.
Alan Guskin, Mary B. Marcy, and Barbara Leigh Smith. National Learning Communities Project monograph series. 2004.
This publication reviews the critical issues facing learning communities in a time of limited resources. Different approaches to designing learning communities are discussed in terms of their educational and fiscal implications. Considerations for designing sustainable learning community programs are examined.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Learning Communities in Context: The External Environment
Chapter 2: Educational Restructuring through Learning Communities
Chapter 3: Restructuring through Learning Communities
Chapter 4: Developing Sustainable Learning Communities to Optimize Learning and Control Costs
Chapter 5: Promoting and Sustaining Innovation
Chapter 6: What's Ahead
Chapter 7: Appendix
Chapter 8: References
Chapter 9: Additional Resources
Chapter 10: Contributors