Curricular Learning Community (CLC)

What is a curricular learning community?  

 A learning community is “Any one of a variety of curricular structures that link together several existing courses—or actually restructure the material entirely—so that students have opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of the material they are learning and more interaction with one another and their teachers are fellow participants in the learning enterprise.” (Gabelnick, MacGregor, Mathews, and Smith, 1990, p. 19.)

What types of courses comprise the CLCs at Missouri State? 

We currenlty cohorts of linked courses for our curricular learning communities.  The most common linkage is GEP 101 combined with another course. Options include COM 115.

Past documents

1st Year Learning Communities Brochure

Learning Communities Descriptions First Page FA 2012

Learning Communities Descriptions Second Page FA 2012

SOAR Guide of Learning Communities