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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Howell, Courtney – Journal of College Student Development, 2021
Once considered by researchers to be an innovation in undergraduate education, living-learning communities (LLCs) exist today on many campuses throughout the US (Inkelas et al., 2018). In these communities, students live together, take part in shared academic experiences, and engage in cocurricular programming designed to enhance their learning…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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Punti, Gemma; Dingel, Molly – Education Sciences, 2021
This qualitative study aims to explore the limitations of using a cultural assessment tool in higher education with the goal of preparing students to thrive in a highly demanding, diverse, and global community. Colleges and universities are potentially important sites of cross-cultural and cross-racial engagement and socialization, and cultural…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Cultural Awareness, Socialization
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Blanco, Gerardo L. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
Global citizenship education is full of contradictions and tensions. Neither the global nor citizenship are neutral concepts, and both come with long histories of violence, oppression and exclusion. While global citizenship education has often been discussed from a policy- or institution-level perspective, it is necessary to examine closely the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, International Education
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Tobin, Leah K.; Lee, Jessica; Skendall, Kristan Cilente – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021
Team research that is designed to maximize social impact first requires an in-depth understanding of self, values, personal characteristics, and collaboration. This article explores how leadership assessments and inventories can be utilized to enhance the development of the research process in the context of an intentionally scaffolded first-year…
Descriptors: Leadership, Measures (Individuals), Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
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Brown, Eleanor J.; Dunlop, Lynda; Scally, Jayme – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study explores students' experiences of a non-formal living-learning community in a UK higher education institution. The participants were students from different countries and academic disciplines who came together with a shared interest in international development and human rights. The experiences of students were investigated using the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Social Justice, Skill Development
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Sebby, Angela G.; Brown, Carroll – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2020
Since the beginning of the 21st century, relevant education and the advancement of student learning have become areas of increasing concern in a rapidly changing work environment. Industry-based experiential learning activities provide students with the opportunity to apply classroom concepts and achieve immersed levels of learning. As the…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Management Development, Experiential Learning, Tourism
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Sriram, Rishi; Haynes, Cliff; Cheatle, Joseph; Marquart, Christopher P.; Murray, Joseph L.; Weintraub, Susan D. – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
In his foundational work on college student success, Tinto (1993) argued for the importance of students' social and academic integration into the college environment. These two categories have reached paradigmatic status, with little critique in the literature of whether these two categories continue to adequately capture the student experience.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Student Experience
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Hasegawa, Atsushi; Shima, Chiharu – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2020
The present study examined differential social experiences of international students living in a residential hall called 'Nihongo House' (Japanese language house) at a Japanese university. By conducting social network analysis (SNA), as well as making use of ethnographic data collected through participant observation and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Dormitories, Educational Experience
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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Armstrong, Megan; Johnson, Brianne – Review of Higher Education, 2020
In this qualitative, multiple-case study, we explored 30 students' experiences across three social justice living-learning communities (LLC) to understand their conception of social justice and LLC involvement. Moreover, we examined the community elements that advanced these outcomes. Despite similar goals across communities, students demonstrated…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Communities of Practice, Living Learning Centers, Student Participation
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Dahl, Laura S.; Duran, Antonio; Hooten, Zachary J.; Stipeck, Christopher J.; Youngerman, Ethan – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
Residential learning communities (RLCs) are a subset of living-learning programs (LLPs) where students live together based on a theme and are simultaneously enrolled together in at least one course related to that theme. Yet little research has focused on differentiating RLCs from those LLPs without a connected course. Using existing data from the…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning, College Curriculum
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Gebauer, Richie; Wade, Mary Ellen; Muller, Tina; Kramer, Samantha; Leary, Margaret; Sopper, John – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
Lardner and Malnarich (2009) identify learning communities as an educational reform strategy designed for intentional student cohorts that engage students in at least one integrative learning opportunity. Colleges and universities are aware that robust educational programs exist on their campuses, yet institutions must identify strategies to help…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities, Student Experience
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Eidum, Jennifer; Lomicka, Lara; Chiang, Warren; Endick, Ghada; Stratton, Jill – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
Our research presents a multi-institutional study on the concept of thriving in Residential Learning Communities (RLCs). The study utilizes the Thriving Quotient (Schreiner, 2010c) to research how RLCs at four U.S. institutions contribute to students' academic engagement and performance, interpersonal relationships, and psychological well-being.…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Residential Programs, Communities of Practice, Outcomes of Education
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Wolaver, Amy M.; Finley, Kelly – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
Using the National Survey of Student Engagement and multivariate regression techniques, we examine the impact of a first-year residential learning community (RLC) at a predominately White small liberal arts institution. This program disproportionately attracts students of color, providing structural diversity. We include measures of students'…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Living Learning Centers, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Hurtado, Sarah S.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Graham, Polly A.; Fosnacht, Kevin – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
Residential learning communities (RLCs) are residence hall environments designed to deliver academic and social benefits. For decades, many have argued RLCs are an effective means for increasing student success. Yet substantial changes in the defining characteristics of campus housing and student diversity have led to new questions about the…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Residential Programs, Learner Engagement, Dormitories
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Sriram, Rishi; Haynes, Cliff; Weintraub, Susan D.; Cheatle, Joseph; Marquart, Christopher P. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
In this article, we discuss the influence of demographic characteristics upon students' deeper life interactions with peers, faculty, and staff within the context of residential learning communities. When examining student demographic characteristics, we found that Students of Color and first-generation students have lower satisfaction with deeper…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Student Experience, Residential Programs, Living Learning Centers
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