Curricular Learning Communities (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?
In fall 2013 we will have several cohorts of linked courses for our curricular learning communities. The most common linkage is GEP 101 combined with another course. Options include BMS 110., COM 115, and CRM 210.
Living Learning Communities (LLC)
What is a living learning community?
A living learning community is a residential education unit that is organized on the basis of an academic theme or approach and is intended to integrate academic learning and community living, allowing students to transition seamlessly between their academic and residential environments.
Are there any sections of GEP 101 linked with a living learning community?
Yes! We have three sections of GEP 101 set aside for deciding students. Residence Hall students will be able to interact with academic advisors and career center staff to gain a better feel, for their goals and objectives in their college pursuits.
Also in fall 2013 there will be LLCs available for two sections that are dedicated for Campus Recreation (Fit & Well) interests Video describing the CLC and the LLC's