The Learning Community Experience in Higher Education: High-Impact Practice for Student Retention

1st Edition

Susan Mary Paige, Amitra A Wall, Joseph J Marren, Brian Dubenion, Amy Rockwell

Routledge
Published June 7, 2017
Reference - 132 Pages
ISBN 9781138241862 - CAT# Y310781
Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

USD$155.00

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Summary

Offering an interdisciplinary qualitative approach, this book examines and evaluates the role and benefits of a Learning Community (LC), a high-impact practice for student retention in higher education. Grounded in in-depth case studies and first-person student experiences, the authors studied four student cohorts (sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students) who participated in a full immersion LC experience at an urban public four-year college in New York. Focusing on the maturity students develop as they progress toward their degrees, the authors evaluate the impact of the learning community on the students’ experiences, perceptions, successes and obstacles. A powerful demonstration of the effects of connection and comradery on learning, this account explores how the LC helps the decision-making of those in higher education administration regarding high impact student interventions.

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