Full STEAM Ahead! Integrating the Arts and STEM Disciplines.

October 22-24, 2014

West Hartford,CT.- Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

The theme of this year’s learning community retreat is “Full STEAM Ahead!” This year’s retreat will feature workshops on the continued evolution of learning communities, with a special focus on the integration of the Arts and STEM disciplines. Piet Hut, Ph.D., astrophysicist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, NJ, will be our keynote speaker. Hut was an early pioneer of interdisciplinary approaches of scientific scholarship and continues to work at bringing together the best ideas of various disciplines.

2014 Retreat Brochure

Final Agenda with workshop descriptions and facilitators


Hear what students have to say about learning communities:
ACLC Fishbowl, Part I and ACLC Fishbowl, Part II

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Member institutions in the news and scholarly press

Wagner College: Establishing positive links between civic engagement and student well-being. Bringing Theory to Practice Newsletter, May 2013.

Bunker Hill Community College: NY Times article, 4/29/13: Adapting to Blended Courses, and Finding Early Benefits

Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Northern Essex Community College, and Wagner College were featured in Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action by Vincent Tinto (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

* The institutions indicated above with the asterisks were highlighted in Powerful Learning Communities by Oscar Lenning and associates (Stylus Publishing, 2013).