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Research on Learning Communities

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.