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Learning Communities in Research Universities

Good collaboration takes time and effort; basic disciplinary differences in language, evaluation criteria, and status need to be recognized and discussed.
  John O'Connor

John O'Connor, with James A. Anderson, Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Nancy S. Shapiro, Davic Schoem, Kaen Oates, and Barbara Leigh Smith. National Learning Communities Project monograph series. 2003.

This publication includes an extended introduction surveying the history, appeal, and current issues of learning communities in research universities. Five case studies of different learning community models and brief descriptions of programs at sixteen other universities provide practical, specific examples of implementation. Websites, a publications list, and names of contacts are additional resources for information about learning communities in research universities.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
John O'Connor

Section 2: Learning Communities in Depth
James A. Anderson, Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Nancy S. Shapiro, David Schoem, and Karen Oates

Section 3: Learning Community Snapshots
Barbara Leigh Smith

Section 4: Additional Resources

Section 5: Contributors


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