The Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP) higher education journal recently featured leaders and participants from the Center for Engaged Learning’s Residential Learning Communities (RLC) as a High-Impact Practice research seminar (2017-2019).
The Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP) higher education journal recently featured leaders and participants from the Center for Engaged Learning’s Residential Learning Communities (RLC) as a High-Impact Practice research seminar (2017-2019). The special issue of the journal is co-edited by the seminar leaders: Mimi Benjamin (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Jody Jessup-Anger (Marquette University), and Elon faculty, Shannon Lundeen, Director of Academic-Residential Partnerships and Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Cara Lucia, Associate Professor of Sport Management.
The issue includes four articles written by RLC seminar participants:
- Development and Validation of a Survey to Assess Belonging, Academic Engagement, and Self-Efficacy in STEM RLCs by Justin B. Leibowitz, Charity Flener Lovitt, and Craig S. Seager
- Thriving in Residential Learning Communities by Jennifer Eidum (Elon), Lara Lomicka, Warren Chiang, Ghada Endick, and Jill Stratton
- Student Demographics and Experiences of Deeper Life Interactions within Residential Learning Communities by Rishi Sriram, Cliff Haynes, Susan D. Weintraub, Joseph Cheatle, Christopher P. Marquart, and Joseph L. Murray
- RLC Unique Strategies to Foster Integrative Learning in Residential Learning Communities by Richie Gebauer, Mary Ellen Wade, Tina Muller, Samantha Kramer, Margaret Leary, and John Sopper
Notes from the special issue are provided by the co-editors and reference the CEL Statement on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice written by the seminar leaders and participants:
- Notes for this Special Issue by Mimi Benjamin, Jody Jessup-Anger, Shannon Lundeen, and Cara Lucia
Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, researchers, administrators, and students to share current research, effective practices, critical reflections, and resources related to student learning communities in higher education.
The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) hosts multi-institutional research and practice-based initiatives, conferences, and seminars. Visit CEL’s website for resources for faculty and faculty developers on high-impact practices for engaged learning. To learn more about CEL’s research seminars, contact CEL’s director, Jessie L. Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org).