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Learning Communities

Common Reading Programs

Many universities and colleges have incorporated “common readings” into first year experience programs.
Suggested Book List for Common Reading Programs

Common Readings and ISU Learning Communities

Common Readings and ISU Learning Communities

Community Reading: Selecting and Teaching a Common Reading

2005 Iowa State University Learning Community Institute
Jane R. Jacobson, Diana D. Shonrock with help from Michael Mendelson
Instructions for Teaching a Common Reading (56 KB PDF)

Connecting Faculty and Students

Best Practices for Faculty-Student Interaction
Examples of faculty-student interactions opportunities

Faculty-Student Interaction Mini-Grants
Summaries of past faculty-student interaction mini-grants