15th Annual Retreat! October 28-30, 2015

First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence

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

2015 Retreat Brochure

Agenda, Speakers and Facilitators

  • Registration deadlines and fees:
    • October 14, 2015 – late registration
      • $290 – for residents, includes lodging and six meals ($80 for undergraduate students)
      • $215 – for commuters, includes six meals ($40 for undergraduate students)

Online Registration

Mail-in Registration Form


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.”


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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).