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Our latest issue: Volume 7 (2015), featuring the following articles:
Difference Across the Curriculum-Learning Communities in Action
Milton Cox, Miami University
The Impact of Living-Learning Communities on College Algebra
Cheryl Beseler & Ernest Chavez, Colorado State University
Bridging Faculty Development and Organizational Development: A Faculty Learning Community on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
David Boose & Pat Hutchings, Gonzaga University
Developing a Community of Practice With Adult Indigenous Students: A Culturally Attuned Format in Western Alaska
Diane McEachern, University of Alaska, Kuskokwim Campus
Online Synchronous Faculty Learning Communities in Medical Education: It Can Be Done Successfully
Tracy Middleton & Charles Finch & Mark Speicher, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine - Midwestern University, Linda Carr, Faculty Ed Solutions, LLC
Envisioning and Implementing Campus-Wide Programs and Curricula in Service-Learning: The Role of Faculty Learning Communities
Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, Miami University
Principles of Effective Faculty Learning Communities in Higher Education: A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Participation
Patrick Blessinger, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association and St. John’s University, Barbara Cozza, St. John's University, Milton Cox, Miami University
Welcome to the Journal website!
We are pleased to introduce the Learning Communities Journal (ISSN 1946-0597), a peer-reviewed journal published by and for faculty, faculty developers, and administrators at universities and two- and four-year colleges to share research about, experiences with, and student and faculty learning through learning communities. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion about all areas affecting faculty and student learning communities, and gives community participants the opportunity to share proven, innovative strategies and thoughtful, inspirational insights.
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Volume 7 (2015) -- Difference Across the Curriculum-Learning Communities in Action
"The articles in this issue of the Learning Communities Journal feature the widest range of topics that we have published in an issue to date: college algebra, the scholarship of teaching and learning, adult indigenous students in Western Alaska, online synchronous community interaction involving medical educators, service learning, and a study through a first-person meaning-making lens using an interpretative phenomenological research design to better understand participants’ personal meaning-making processes from their learning community experiences. Amazingly and impressively, the common thread connecting the research done involving these topics is the learning community. However, this is not surprising to those of us who have experienced the power of student and faculty learning communities and communities of practice with respect to teaching and learning. This issue reflects and reports on why and how these authors designed and managed these projects.
Call for Papers
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