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Using Living and Learning Communities To Enrich Students’ Intellectual and Personal College Experiences

Event date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: UNH - CTE 3030

Using Living and Learning Communities To Enrich Students’ Intellectual and Personal College Experiences [Event flyer

Presented by:   Adam Fingerhut, Ph.D., Psychology
   Ricardo Machon, Ph.D., Psychology  
   Vandana Thadani, Ph.D., Psychology

Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) are increasingly recognized as being a means for enhancing students’ engagement, retention, sense of connectedness, learning, and overall college experience. PEAP, the Psychology Department’s LLC, is one of seven LLCs at LMU. Currently PEAP is in its fourth year; after three consecutive cohorts, the department took one year to revise the program extensively, based on data collected with the previous cohorts. The program has been redesigned in order to more intentionally 1) bridge students’ intellectual, academic, and living (social) experiences; 2) enculturate students to be intellectually energized and engaged; and 3) create a college environment in which students feel deeply connected to each other, their department and the university In this presentation, we’ll share the lessons we learned and the strategies and activities we have developed to enrich the PEAP program and our students’ experience of college.

This presentation is part of Vandana Thadani's CTE Faculty Associate Project on Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.