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Learning Community Program Assessment Tools Survey

In spring 2013, the Washington Center conducted a national survey regarding the tools and methods institutions are using to evaluate learning community programs. In addition to documenting the speciifc tools institutions are using for assessment at the classroom, program, and institutional level, the survey explored the outcomes that institutions associated with learning communities—for students, faculty and staff, and the institution as a whole.

Learning community coordinators, faculty, administrators, institutional researchers, and student services staff from 26 two-year and 41 four-year institutions responded to the survey.

We are currently evaluating the data. We will release an initial summary of findings on the website in February 2014 and a more in-depth report later this year.