Save the date! October 28-30, 2015

15th Annual Retreat

Featuring keynote speaker Joye Hardiman, Ph.D., Evergreen State College


Call for Workshop Proposals, due June 19, 2015 

We especially welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • Learning Communities as inclusive rather than exclusive communities
  • First-generation students and learning communities
  • Student success, student leadership, and the learning community
  • The continuing evolution of and innovations in learning communities

2015 Retreat Brochure

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Check out the latest news for Learning Communities: Why Learning Communities are a Smart Choice

Here’s what past retreat participants have said about their experience:

  • “The time to connect with colleagues was by far the best! All the ‘wayside’ conversations and leaning helped me immensely and I went back to my home institution with new ideas!”
  • “I love this retreat. It gives me time to think and clear my head.”
  • “Semi-structured time (team time, receptions, mealtimes) with colleagues from my home institution was fantastically useful.”

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).