Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you enroll in a learning community?
- You are likely to do better in all your courses.
- Students in Learning Communities support each other in their academic endeavors.
- Interaction between you and other students, and you and faculty, is increased.
- You are exposed to a variety of teaching styles and approaches to learning.
- The class community benefits both socially and academically.
- Connections between disciplines enhance your critical thinking.
- Studies show students are generally more responsible for their own learning.
Do students pay more for learning communities?
- No! In some cases, instructors are able to work from the same texts, saving you money on textbook costs.
- Learning Communities do not charge more just because the courses are linked. You still pay the same tuition per credit hour.
- Additional costs will arise only if there is a "fee" attached to one or another CRN.
What kinds of credit do learning community courses fulfill?
- Credit earned for each CRN is counted as credit toward completion of a program or degree just like any other course, i.e. WR 121 students will fulfill their WR 121 requirement even though WR 121 is part of a Learning Community.
- If you take a Learning Community, you will earn two grades, one for each CRN in the Learning Community.
- You will earn credit in each CRN upon successful completion of the CRN.