National Learning Community Collaborative

The National Learning Community Collaborative is a cohort of learning community (LC) practitioners and researchers (names listed below) representing a multitude of organizations whose efforts are directly related or contribute to advocacy of and/or research/scholarship within learning communities theory and practice. This cohort has been engaging in ongoing dialogue to explore the current state and future direction of learning communities. The organizations represented in these discussions include the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education (WC), the Learning Communities Association (LCA), the ACUHO-I Academic Initiatives Conference, the National Learning Community Consortium (NLCC), the Residential College Society (RCS), the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students In Transition (NRC). 

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Mimi Benjamin, PhD - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Richie Gebauer, EdD - Cabrini University

Jeff Godowski, MEd - Cornell University

Janine Graziano, PhD - Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

Jean M. Henscheid, PhD - University of South Carolina

Jody Jessup-Anger, PhD - Marquette University

Jillian Kinzie, PhD - Indiana University, National Survey of Student Engagement

Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas, PhD - University of Virginia

Shannon Lundeen, PhD - Elon University

Julia Metzker, PhD - Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education

Rita Sperry, PhD - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi