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Learning Communities and Student Affairs: Partnering for Powerful Learning

Collaboration, especially in the form of structural partnerships, is critical if higher education is to reform and improve the practice of undergraduate education...Collaboration between faculty and student affairs will be necessary to identify areas of emerging need as student populations and institutional priorities change. As student populations become more
diverse, this partnership becomes even more important.
  Barbara Leigh Smith and Lee Burdette Williams

Barbara Leigh Smith and Lee Burdette Williams, with others. Learning Communities & Educational Reform monograph series. Fall 2007.

This publication explores learning communities and their potential through the lens of student affairs. Common points of involvement are examined and successful collaborative efforts at a variety of institutions are described. Examples include stories of programs that have responded effectively to some of higher education's most challenging populations: first generation students, non-traditional students and distance-learning students.

Preface
Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy

Academic and Student Affairs: Fostering Student Success
Barbara Leigh Smith and Lee Burdette Williams

Working Together From the Ground Up
Doug Gruenewald and Corly Brooke

Supporting First-Year Transitions
Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Michele L. O'Connor and Jermaine Williams

Building Effective Peer Mentor Programs
Frankie D. Minor

Attending to Cultural Differences
Marcellene L. Watson-Derbigny

Developing Core Skills in the Major
Paul Arcario, J. Elizabeth Clark and Marisa Klages

Connecting with Local Communities
Joye Hardiman, Barbara Leigh Smith, Kim Washington and Ed Brewster

Assessing Learning Community Programs and Partnerships
Aaron M. Brower and Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas

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