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ERIC Number: ED434601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-25
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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An Intercampus Learning Community: "The Fundamental Values of a Good Community."
Lee, Rebecca; Nishigaya, Linda
This paper discusses the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a nine-credit experimental, inter-campus, interdisciplinary learning community course entitled, "The Fundamental Values of a Good Community," developed at the University of Hawaii, West Oahu (UHWO), and Leeward Community College (LCC), two institutions in the University of Hawaii system. The course focuses on three general education skills--critical thinking, oral communication, and written communication--and is designed to provide a bridge between lower division LCC students and upper-division (UHWO) students, ideally as a culminating educational experience for LCC students and a beginning educational experience of UHWO students. The course is organized around five major subtopics: meaning of community; structure of community; moral foundations; subcultures, marginalized, and invisible communities; and the individual. LCC students who satisfactorily complete the course receive three credits each in history, American studies, and philosophy, and satisfy one writing-intensive course requirement; UHWO students receive three credits each for electives in humanities, professional studies, and social sciences, and receive waivers for a required writing course and a public administration skills course. Evaluation of the learning experience is done on several levels--faculty evaluate students, students assess both faculty and the course, and faculty evaluate each other as well as the course. Overall, faculty and student evaluations of the learning community experience have been favorable. Appended are lists of skills standards and a course schedule.(CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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