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Themed Learning Communities

Themed learning communities (TLCs) link three or more first-year courses and offer a structured first-semester learning environment where students can easily develop a strong sense of community and see connections across disciplines. Students in each block, or themed learning community, enroll as a cohort in the same linked courses selected by the academic schools. In TLCs, instructors collaborate in advance to choose a theme and develop common learning experiences.

TLCs engage students, faculty, librarians, advisors, and others in a community of learners that explore interdisciplinary connections, both in and out of the classroom, to foster enriching learning experiences.

Documents

TitleYearCategory
Themed Learning Communities and Service Learning Leveraged for Student Success 2016 Themed Learning Communities, RISE/High Impact Practices
IUPUI High-Impact Practices and RISE Assessment 2016 INAIR, Student Satisfaction and Learning, Student Learning, Student Success and Academic Performance, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, Themed Learning Communities, RISE/High Impact Practices
Themed Learning Communities Research Brief Spring 2016 2016 Student Satisfaction and Learning, Retention and Graduation Reports, Student Success and Academic Performance, Themed Learning Communities, RISE/High Impact Practices
Themed Learning Communities and Service Learning Leveraged for Student Success 2016 Presentations, Student Success and Academic Performance, Themed Learning Communities, RISE/High Impact Practices
UC PRAC REPORT 2014-2015 2015 PRAC, Retention and Graduation Reports, Student Success and Academic Performance, FYE and Transitions Assessment, 21st Century Scholars, Academic and Career Development, Bepko Learning Center, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, New Student Orientation, Personal Development Plan, Summer Bridge, Summer Success Academy, Themed Learning Communities
TLC Focus Groups NLCC 2014 2014 NLCC, Themed Learning Communities
First-Year Programs Program Review 2014 2014 Retention and Graduation Reports, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, Summer Bridge, Themed Learning Communities
PRAC Report UC 2013–2014 2014 PRAC, PUL Reports, 21st Century Scholars, Academic and Career Development, Bepko Learning Center, Externship Program, First-Year Seminars, Learning Communities, New Student Orientation, Personal Development Plan, Summer Bridge, Themed Learning Communities
TLC Assessment Update Spring 2014 2014 Retention and Graduation Reports, Student Success and Academic Performance, Learning Communities, Themed Learning Communities
TLC Assessment Update Spring 2014 2014 Retention and Graduation Reports, Themed Learning Communities
NLCC TLC Assessment 2014 NLCC, Student Learning, Themed Learning Communities
TLC Qualitative Study Fall 2013 2014 Themed Learning Communities
TLC Assessment Retreat 2013 Themed Learning Communities
AIR TLC Intergrative Learning Handout 2013 Themed Learning Communities
TLC Program Evalutation Report 2012 Themed Learning Communities
TLC Retreat Presentation 2012 Themed Learning Communities
TLC Qualitative Report 2012 Themed Learning Communities
TLC Qualitative Report 2011 Themed Learning Communities
TLC Retreat Presentation 2011 Themed Learning Communities
LCs and Integrative Learning Poster 2011 Research and Publications, AIR, Publications, Learning Communities, Themed Learning Communities
Mixed Method Evaluation of TLCs (FYE and NTLCC) 2010 Themed Learning Communities
TLC-NSSE Handout 2010 Themed Learning Communities
Connecting TLCs and Summer Bridge (EPIR) 2009 Themed Learning Communities