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ERIC Number: EJ995848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
The Experience of Community College Faculty Involved in a Learning Community Program
Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Stebleton, Michael J.; Laanan, Frankie Santos
Community College Review, v41 n1 p3-19 Jan 2013
A study was undertaken to determine how teaching in learning communities (i.e., courses that are linked or intentionally integrated in terms of learning objectives and shared assignments) affects the perspectives and work of community college faculty members. Interviews with 14 faculty members who taught in learning communities at a Midwestern community college indicated that the benefits of participation included greater empathy for and awareness of students, the development of authentic relationships with students, enhanced engagement in the larger campus community, and active collaboration and professional development with faculty colleagues across disciplines. Study limitations and implications are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A