ERIC Number: EJ883955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
"Still Deciding": Working with Learning Communities
Corbo, Angela M.
Business Communication Quarterly, v73 n2 p191-196 2010
College recruitment and retention strategies can be as creative as the students that teachers invite to their institutions. Universally, they understand that the first semester of college presents a number of life-changing events for the traditional-age student. As faculty advisors, they assist their students in course selection and support them through various adjustment issues. The first-year seminar and core curriculum courses are ideal areas for faculty collaboration. Team-teaching in learning communities is one strategy that encourages faculty members and students to have a shared experience. In this article, the author shares how the process of team-teaching encouraged her creativity and organization as an instructor and how she successfully helped the "still deciding" learning community to adjust to campus life and classroom life. The author acknowledges that she found team-teaching in the core curriculum to be far more rewarding than she imagined.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, First Year Seminars, Course Selection (Students), College Faculty, Recruitment, Team Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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