Thursday, May 19, 2005

Residential Colleges and University Reform

On the topic of creating a better atmosphere for learning, here is a nice site. Faculty-led colleges to help students form a community of learning. I have to admit that my college experience was quite like what is being described here. A few floors of the dorm were combined and an advanced graduate student and family lived on the floor with us. We had weekly meetings and regular group study-breaks throughout the semester.

My best friends grew out of those I met in this forum and we always had a built in study group. There were upper-class students who had taken the course a year before and someone was always studying in the lounge.

Creating real community seems a great way to help students learn how to be students and how to leap the hurdles of college life.

The Collegiate Way: Residential Colleges and University Reform

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