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Journal of Learning Communities Research

The project has yielded richer results than we ever imagined, not the least of which is a shared conceptual framework and a common vocabulary for improving our collective practice. Our understanding of learning community practice evolved through this project because our conversations have been grounded in systematic assessments of students' work.
  — Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich

Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich, editors. Journal of Learning Communities Research. Vol. 3., No. 3. December 2008/January 2009.

This special edition of the Journal of Learning Communities Research introduces readers to the work undertaken by campus teams involved in Washington Center's National Project on Assessing Learning in Learning Communities (September 2006 to June 2008).

Guest Editors' Note
Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich

Assessing Integrative Learning: Insights from Washington Center's National Project on Assessing Learning in Learning Communities 
Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich

Productive Shifts: Faculty Growth through Collaborative Assessment of Student Interdisciplinary Work
Veronica Boix-Mansilla

Juggling and the Art of the Integrative Assignment
Lynn Dunlap and Larry Sult

Assessing Student Work to Support Curriculum Development: An Engineering Case Study
Kevin Saunders, Thomas Brumm, Corly Brooke, Steve Mickelson, and Steve Freeman

Beyond "Parallel Play": Creating a Realistic Model of Integrative Learning with Community College Freshmen
Evelyn Burg, Marisa Klages, and Patricia Sokolski

Exploring Voice as Integration: A Direction for Assessing Student Work in Learning Communities with Composition
Janine Graziano-King and Gabrielle Kahn

Assessing Interdisciplinary Learning in Theme-Based, One-Semester Communities
Keisha L. Hoerrner, Ruth Goldfine, Amy Buddie, Charlotte Collins, Emily Holler, Nancy Prochaska, and Brian Wooten

Templates and Rubrics: Connecting Outcomes, Assignments, and Assessment in Interdisciplinary Learning Communities
Maureen Pettitt and David Muga