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Learning Communities

Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators
Margot Soven, Dolores Lehr, Siskanna Naynaha, and Wendy Olson, editors. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. 2013.

Powerful Learning Communities: A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty, and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness
Oscar T. Lenning, Denise M. Hill, Kevin P. Saunders, Alisah Solan, and Andria Stokes. Foreward by Vincent Tinto. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. 2013.

Commencement Day: Six-Year Effects of a Freshman Learning Community Program at Kingsborough Community College
Colleen Sommo, Alexander K. Mayer, Timothy Rudd, and Dan Cullinan, with Hannah Fresques. MDRC. July 2012.

The Effects of Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Education: A Synthesis of Findings from Six Community Colleges
Mary G. Visher, Michael J. Weiss, Evan Weissman, Timoth Rudd, and Heather D. Wathington, with Jedediah Teres and Kelley Fong. MDRC. July 2012.

A Primer for Learning Community Coordinators
Ana Torres-Bower. Cerritos College. 2011.

Breaking New Ground: An Impact Study of Career-Focused Learning Communities at Kingsborough Community College
Mary G. Visher and Jedediah Teres, with Phoebe Richman. MDRC.  July 2011.

Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Math: Impact Studies at Queensborough and Houston Community Colleges
Evan Weissman, Kristin F. Butcher, Emily Schneider, Jedediah Teres, Herbert Collado, and David Greenberg with Rashida Welbeck. MDRC. February 2011.

Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality
Jayne E. Brownell and Lynn E. Swaner. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Washington, D.C. 2010. Chapter 2. pp. 13-21.

Learning Communities for Students in Developmental Reading: An Impact Study at Hillsborough Community College
Michael J. Weiss, Mary G. Visher, and Heather Wathington with Jed Teres and Emily Schneider. MDRC. June 2010.

Scaling Up Learning Communities: The Experiences of Six Colleges
Mary Visher, Emily Schneider, Heather Wathington, and Herbert Collage. MDRC. March 2010.

Underprepared, Ethnically Diverse Community College Students: Factors Contributing to Persistence
Peter Barabatis. Journal of Developmental Education 33:3. Spring 2010.

When Faculty Assess Integrative Learning
Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. Sept./Oct. 2009.

Promoting Partnerships for Student Success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Evan Weissman, Oscar Cerna, Christian Geckeler, Emily Schneider, Derek V. Price, and Thomas J. Smith. MDRC. July 2009.

High-Impact Practices: Applying the Learning Outcomes Literature to the Development of Successful Campus Programs
Jayne E. Brownell and Lynn E. Swaner. Peer Review. Spring 2009.

Special Issue: Assessing Learning in Learning Communities
Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich, with others. Journal of Learning Communities Research, 3(3). December 2008/January 2009.

Learning Communities and the Quest for Quality
Barbara L. Smith and Jean MacGregor. Quality Assurance in Education. 17(2). 2009.

A Good Start: Two-Year Effects of a Freshman Learning Community Program at Kingsborough Community College
Susan Scrivener, Dan Bloom, Allen LeBlanc, Christina Paxson, Cecilia Elena Rouse, and Colleen Sommo. MDRC. March 2008.

A New Era in Learning Community Work: Why the Pedagogy of Intentional Integration Matters
Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. July/August 2008.

High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter
George D. Kuh. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). 2008.

Learning Better Together: The Impact of Learning Communities on the Persistence of Low-Income Students
Cathy McHugh Engstrom and Vincent Tinto. Opportunity Matters. 1. 2008.

Learning Community Participation and Educational Outcomes: Direct, Indirect, and Contingent Relationships
Gary Pike, George Kuh, and Alexander C. McCormick. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Jacksonville, FL. November 2008.

Sustaining Learning Communities: Moving from Curricular to Educational Reform
Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich. Perspectives. Winter 2008.

The Impact of a "Healthy Youth" Learning Community on Student Learning Outcome Measures
Karen L. Butler and Phyllis Worthy Dawkins. The Journal of Negro Education, 77:3. Summer 2008.

College Learning for the New Global Century
National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America's Promise. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). 2007.

Experiences that Matter: Enhancing Student Learning and Success: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Annual Report 2007
National Survey of Student Engagement. 2007.

Where are Learning Communities Now? National Leaders Take Stock
Jean MacGregor and Barbara Leigh Smith. About Campus. May-June 2005.

Adding Value: Learning Communities and Student Engagement
Chun-Mei Zhao and George D. Kuh. Research in Higher Education 45:2. March 2004.

Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education
Barbara Leigh Smith, Jean MacGregor, Roberta S. Matthews, and Faith Gabelnick. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 2004.

Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities
Jodi Levine Laufgraben and Nancy S. Shapiro. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 2004.

Learning Communities and Fiscal Reality: Learning in a Time of Restricted Resources
Alan Guskin, Mary B. Marcy, and Barbara Leigh Smith. National Learning Communities Project monograph. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 2003.

Learning Communities and the Academic Library
Sarah Pederson. National Learning Communities Project monograph. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 2003.

Learning Communities in Community Colleges
Julia Fogarty, Lynn Dunlap, et al. National Learning Communities Project monograph. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 2003.

Learning Communities in Liberal Arts Colleges
Karen Spear with J. David Arnold, Grant H. Cornwell, Eve Walsh Stoddard, Richard Guarasci, and Roberta S. Matthews. National Learning Communities Project monograph. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 2003.

Learning Communities in Research Universities
John O'Connor with others. National Learning Communities Project monograph. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 2003.

Learning Community Research and Assessment: What We Know Now
Kathe Taylor, William S. Moore, Jean MacGregor, and Jerri Lindblad. National Learning Communities Project monograph. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 2003.

The Challenge of Learning Communities as a Growing National Movement
Barbara Leigh Smith. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Peer Review 3:4. 2001.

Creating Learning Communities: A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change, and Implementing Programs
Nancy S. Shapiro and Jodi Levine. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 1999.

Learning Communities: New Structures, New Partnerships for Learning
Jodi Levine, editor. First Year Experience Monograph Series. 1999.

The Powerful Potential of Learning Communities: Improving Education for the Future
Oscar Lenning and Larry Ebbers. ASHE. 1999.

Why Learning Communities? Why Now?
K. Patricia Cross. About Campus. July-August 1998.

Learning Communities, Collaborative Learning, and the Pedagogy of Global Citizenship
Vincent Tinto. American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) Bulletin. March 1995.

Seminars: A Collection of Materials on Seminar Approaches and Evaluation Strategies
Jim Harnish, with K. Ann McCartney and Margaret Scarborough. Olympia, WA: Washington Center. 1995.

Building Learning Communities for New College Students: A Summary of Research Findings of the Collaborative Learning Project
Vincent Tinto, Anne Goodsell-Love, and Pat Russo. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University NCTLA. 1994.

Learning Communities: Creating Connections Among Students, Faculty, and Disciplines
Faith Gabelnick, Jean MacGregor, Roberta Matthews and Barbara Smith. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Number 41. Spring 1990.

The Rationale for Learning Communities
Patrick Hill. Speech. October 22, 1985.

Association of American Colleges and Universities
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National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
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National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
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Online Survey of Students' Experiences of Learning in LCs: Annual Survey Findings
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Washington Center.Washington Center Monographs on Learning Communities
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