Learning Communities Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Learning Communities.  Check out some of the Learning Communities frequently asked questions to get answers.

  1. What is a Learning Community?
  2. How do I join a Learning Community?
  3. What are the benefits of being in a Learning Community?
  4. What are the different Learning Communities?
  5. What will we do in a Learning Community?
  6. When will I be placed in a Learning Community?
     
  1. What is a Learning Community?

    A Learning Community is a group of students who share common academic and/or personal interests, participate in activities and programming opportunities together, and may also be enrolled in a similar and related course(s).  Similarly a Living Learning Community offers students the opportunity to reside in a designated residence hall.  This collaborative effort cultivates a sense of unity, appreciation for various concepts, and a mutual concern for the enrichment of the collegiate experience.

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  2. How do I join a Learing Community?

    All new students are placed in a Learning Community based on interest and intended major.  During Orientation each student completes a self-assessment and career exploration assessment to determine Learning Community placement.

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  3. What are the benefits fo being in a Learning Community?

    Learning Communities make it easier to:
    *     Meet new friends
    *     Find your way around
    *     Develop new skills
    *     Get involved
    *     Succeed academically

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  4. What are the different Learning Communities?

    Cheyney University has Learning Communities grouped into the following areas:
    *     About My Business:  Business
    *     Creative Connections:  Communication Arts
    *     Each 1 Teach 1:  Education
    *     Hospitality:  Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management
    *     Saving Lives:  Red Cross Public Service and Volunteerism
    *     Social & Behavioral Sciences
    *     STEM:  Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
    *     Spanish Heritage (open to all majors)
    *     Transitions:  Transfer
    *     Major Visions:  Undeclared Majors
    *     Phenomenal Women:  Zora Neale Hurston (designed for women)
    *     SEEK (Students Eagerly Exploring Knowledge by assignment only)
    *     Malcolm X:  (ACT 101 by assignment only)

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  5. What will we do in a Learning Community?

    What happens in a learning community depends on both the student and faculty dynamic.  Some of the previous events included a "Meet the Professor Day" in which students had an opportunity to ask questions to the professor in an informal setting.  Other events included the "Community Meal" in which faculty and staff brought in food (some homemade) for the students to relax and socialize the week before final exam preparation.  Individual learning communities also attended the "Arts & Lecture Series" workshops in which notable speakers came and spoke with the students.  Some communities had "Movie Night", career exploaration events, and visited art exhibits.  All in all it was and enriching and rewarding experience for all who participated.

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  6. When will I be placed in a Learning Community?

    Within the first two weeks of classes each new student will be placed in a learning community assigned a Peer Mentor by the University College staff.

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