Essays on Learning Communities (proposals 4-1-2011)
While Learning Communities have been a staple of many colleges and universities for years, this interdisciplinary approach has substantially expanded in the last decade. One successful model of learning communities is grounded in the pairing of an English composition or literature class with a class in another discipline. We are developing a collection of essays about these types of learning communities and invite your submission of a proposal. Essay proposals should fall into one of three categories: the basics of putting together a learning community (including but not limited to models of successful learning communities, sample interdisciplinary assignments, challenges, etc.), "other voices"; that is, the voices of those involved in learning community success from outside of the daily classroom (librarians, administrators, registrars, campus community service professionals, etc.), or larger institutional implications (student engagement, student retention, faculty development, etc.).
Please submit your 250-word proposal in a Word Document to Terry Novak, firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 1, 2011.