This working group is intended to facilitate continued discussion and action on developing and improving Learning Communities. Subscribe to this group and receive updates on new resources related to this topic. You can also participate by sharing your ideas, posting existing resources, or collaborating with others in this group to develop and disseminate needed resources and tools. We encourage participation from anyone interested in improving undergraduate education. Please join us! Learning Communities are used by many STEP projects as a strategy for improving retention , particularly during the freshman and sophomore years. Although there are many approaches to learning communities, all involve linking courses or coursework together to provide greater curricular coherence and increased interaction between students and faculty. Learning communities may be "residential" or "non-residential", but in either case they are designed to bring together and develop bonds among students with common academic interests.
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