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Register for Learning Community Institute June 19-21, 2018

Have you considered teaching in a learning community?

  • Learning communities provide faculty with an innovative and collaborative teaching opportunity while providing education benefits to students
  • Learning community courses are linked together to promote interdisciplinary learning while creating a sense of belonging for students
  • Students enrolled in learning communities typically earn higher grades, demonstrate increased persistence, and report a greater level of satisfaction
  • Learning communities typically offer smaller class sizes which allow for more individualized attention
  • Students report that they feel more connected to their professors and to the students with whom they share courses than their non-learning community peers

Offer your students the opportunity to broaden their educational experience, boost their chances of academic success, and form lifelong friendships!

Monroe Community College and the TCC are excited to announce the Learning Community Institute, a professional development opportunity for MCC full time and adjunct faculty. The Institute, hosted on the Brighton campus during June 19-21, 2018, is a mix of interactive workshops and work time designed to help you integrate this high impact practice in your course while exchanging ideas with others across disciplines. With the help of MCC faculty coaches who are experienced learning community facilitators, you will learn new techniques, effective implementation strategies, solutions to common problems, and various student engagement methods.

By the end of the institute, you will have successfully created a learnerÔÇÉcentered classroom through the integration of shared curriculum. You will have the knowledge, skills, and support to continue redesigning your course in preparation for the upcoming semester. During the Fall 2018 semester, we will continue to support you with additional access with coaches and two meetings designed to continue the cohort experience, giving you an opportunity to share ideas, receive feedback, and support your colleagues.

If you have any questions or comments about learning communities or the Learning Community Institute, please contact Learning Community Specialists, Terry Shamblin ( or Susan Belair (

Fill out the Learning Community Institute application today and send via interoffice mail to Susan or Terry before Friday, March 16th.

Attached Files:
Institute application complete.pdf
LC Institute flier front side.pdf

Shamblin, Terry