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Learning Community Publications, Presentations & Theses/Dissertations by Individuals from Iowa State University

Iowa State University is rapidly gaining national prominence in relation to Learning Communities. A wide range of individuals from Iowa State have published and presented information about Iowa State University learning communities. Additionally, topics related to learning communities have been pursued for thesis/dissertation research. Please note that this list does not include presentations given at the annual on-campus Learning Communities Institute. Information regarding Institute presentations.

Publications:

Assessment
Brumm, T.J., Mickelson, S.K., Steward, B.L., & Kaleita-Forbes, A.L. (2005). Competency-based outcomes assessment for agricultural engineering programs. Int. J. Engng Ed.

Brumm, T.J., Mickelson, S.K., & Steward, B.L. (2004). Work place competency-based outcomes assessment for agricultural engineering and agriculture technology programs. ASAE Paper No. 04-8033, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Field, D. W., Freeman, S. A., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2000). Student progression in technological capability and understanding: A conceptual model for assessment. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Field, D. W., Freeman, S. A., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2000). Student progression in technological capability and understanding: A conceptual model for assessment. Proceedings of the 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference.

Field, D. W., Freeman, S. A., Dyrenfurth, M. J., & Hunter, D. (2001). Program and learning assessment in the Technology Learning Community at Iowa Sate. Selected Papers - 34th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology.

Gansemer-Topf, A., and Tietjen, K. Assessing the “Learning” in Learning Communities. New Directions for Student Services, 2015: 79-90.

Harms, P. C., Mickelson, S. K., & Brumm, T. J. (2002). Longitudinal study of learning communities in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering [Electronic version]. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Harms, P.C., Mickelson, S.K., & Brumm, T.J. (2005). Longitudinal Study of Learning Communities in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Int. J. Engng Ed.

Huba, M. E., Ellertson, S., Cook, M. D., & Epperson, D. L. (2003). Assessment's role in transforming a grass-roots initiative into an institutionalized program: Evaluating and shaping learning communities at Iowa State University. In J. MacGregor (Ed.), Assessing learning communities: Stories from five campuses. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Higher Education.

Meyer, L. D., & Schuh, J. H. (2001). Evaluating a learning community: The story of ACES. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 29(2), 45-51.

Pogranichniy, S., Burras, L., Polito, T. A., & Wiedenhoeft, M. H. (2001). Freshman learning communities in agriculture: Observations and assessment. Journal of Natural Resource and Life Science Education, 30, 104-110.

Steward, Brian L., Mickelson, S.K. & Brumm, T.J. (2004). Formative and Summative Assessment Techniques for Continuous Agricultural Technology Classroom Improvement, NACTA Journal 48(2): 33-41.

Steward, B.L, Brumm, T.J., & Mickelson, S.K. (2004). Formative and Summative Assessment in Agricultural Engineering and Technology Courses. ASAE Paper No. 04-8032. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Curriculum & Faculty Development
Ancar, L.N., Freeman, S.A. & Field, D.W. Professional connections through the
Technology Learning Community. Submitted to Journal of Technology Studies.

Ancar, L.N., Freeman, S.A. & Field, D.W. (2004, October). Technology learning community: Enhancing traditional undergraduate education. Selected Papers - 37th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology. Lousville, KY.

Brumm, T.J., Mickelson, S.K., & White, P.N. (2005). Integrating Behavioral-Based Interviewing Into the Curricula. NACTA Journal.

Cervato, C. and Flory, D. (2015). Earth Wind & Fire: a learning community approach to build ties between degree programs in a geoscience department. Journal of Geoscience Education. 63: 41-46.

Dinkelman, A., Aune, J., & Nonnecke, G. (2010). Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teach Undergraduates Communication and Information Literacy Skills. Journal of Natural Resources & Life Sciences Education, 39, p. 137-144.

Ellertson, S. & Brooke, C. (2006) Expanding the Community of Learners through an On-Campus Learning Communities Institute. Student Learning Communities, Faculty Learning Communities, & Faculty Development. (ed. Nancy Simpson and Jean Layne) New Forums Press, Stillwater, Oklahoma. pp 47-62.

Ellertson, S. & Schuh, J. H. (2005). Does learning community participation affect the vitality of mid-career faculty members?

Harms, P. C., Mickelson, S. K., & Brumm, T. J. (2001). Using learning community course links to bring meaning to the first-year engineering curriculum [Electronic version]. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Harms, P. D., & Russell, D. R. (2002). The blind men and the elephant called writing. In C. M. Anson (Ed.), The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Herman, B. C., Olson, J. K., Holtz, J. D., & Colbert, J. T. (2013). The Relationship Between Environmental Free-Choice Learning and Students' Learning, Attitudes, and Policy Views about Waterways. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.

Polito, T. A., Burnett, R. E., Roberts, D. D., Schafer, J. W., & Zeleznik, J. M. (1999). Integrating junior-level English and agronomy courses: A linked-course learning community [Abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts, 4.

Polito, T. A., Zeleznik, J. M., Schafer, J. W., Roberts, D. D., & Burnett, R. E. (2000). Blending professional communication with disciplinary knowledge: Results from English/Agronomy collaborations [Abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts, 8.

Zeleznik, J. M., Burnett, R. E, Polito, T.A., Roberts, D., Schafer, J. (2002). Managing disciplinary difference. In C. M. Anson (Ed.), The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development (pp. 49 - 52). New York: Oxford University Press.

First-Year Experience
Ancar, L.N., S.A. Freeman, D.W. Field. (2006). Students make personal connections
through learning community experiences. Journal of Learning Communities Research, 1(2), 19-28.

Brumm, T.J., Mickelson, S.K., & Steward, B.L. (2004). Learning communities to improve retention and bring meaning to first-year students in agricultural engineering and agricultural technology programs. ASAE Paper No. 04-8034, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Burras, L., Pogranichniy, S. L., Polito, T. A., & Pearce, R. B. (1999). Enhancing the first-year experience: An agronomy learning community approach [Abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts, 3.

Harms, P. C., Mickelson, S. K., & Brumm, T. J. (2001). Using learning community course links to bring meaning to the first-year engineering curriculum [Electronic version]. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Pogranichniy, S., Wiedenhoeft, M. H., Burras, L., & Polito, T. A. (1999). Reshaping the first-year experience for agronomy students [Abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts, 6.

Pogranichniy, S. L., Wiedenhoeft, M. H., Burras, L., & Polito, T. A. (2000). Easing the transition for first-year agronomy students: A learning community approach [Abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts, 6.

Miscellaneous Topics
Benjamin, M. (2007). Role construction of residential learning community peer
mentors. Journal of College and University Student Housing.

Chidister, M. J., Bell, F. H., & Earnest, K. M. (2001). Lessons from peers: The Design Exchange. In J. E. Miller, J. E. Groccia & M. S. Miller (Eds.), Student Assisted Learning and Teaching (pp.11-14). Boston: Anker.

Ellertson, S. & Brooke, C. (In press). Expanding the community of learners through an on-campus Learning Communities Institute. In N. Simpson & J. Layne (Eds.) Student learning communities, faculty learning communities, and faculty development. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Freeman, S. A., Field, D. W., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2000). The Technology Learning Community experience at Iowa State University. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology.

Freeman, S. A., Field, D. W., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2001). Enriching the undergraduate experience through a technology learning community. Journal of Technology Studies, 27(1), 53-58.

Freeman, S. A., Field, D. W, & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2001). Using contextual learning to build cross-functional skills in industrial technology curricula. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 38(3), 62-75.

Gibson, L. R., Pogranichniy, S. L., & Wiedenhoeft, M. H. (2003). Learning communities as an advising tool. National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 47 (1), 63.

Gruenewald, D. and Brooke, C. (2007) Building Collaborative Student Affairs-Academic Affairs Connections through the Development of Learning Communities at Iowa State University. Learning Communities and Student Affairs: A Convergence Zone for Powerful Learning and Collaboration. (ed. Barbara Leigh Smith and Lee Burdette Williams) National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.

Harms, P. C., Mickelson, S. K., & Brumm, T. J. (2001). Using a first-year learning community to help meet departmental program objectives in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering [Electronic version]. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Lenning, O. T., & Ebbers, L. H. (1999). The powerful potential of learning communities: Improving education for the future. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, 26(6). Washington, DC: The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Leptien, J. R. (2015), Aligning Needs, Expectations, and Learning Outcomes to Sustain Self-Efficacy Through Transfer Learning Community Programs. New Directions for Student Services, 2015: 41–54.

Mendelson, M. (2006). The Confessions of a Learning Community Coordinator. Liberal Education 92(3): 56-59.

Mickelson, S. K., Harms, P. C., & Brumm, T. J. (2001). Building community for first- and second-year students in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State University [Electronic version]. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Mina, M. (2003). Making technological paradigm shifters: Experiencing the Electrical Engineering Learning Community (EELC) at Iowa State University.

Mina, M. & Gerdes, R. The Pedantic 21st Century Engineering Student: Some Observations. Submitted to Journal of STEM Education Innovation and Research.

Mina, M., Thorland-Oster, V., & Bentley, R. (2005). On understanding, defining, measuring adaptation/change quotient for Freshman students. Submitted to FIE conference.

Reitmeier, C. A. (2002). Developing well-rounded professionals. Food Research Trends-2003 and Beyond, 56 (12), 30-49.

Zeleznik, J. M., Burnett, R. E., Polito, T., Roberts, D., & Schafer, J. (2002). Ranks, roles, and responsibilities: Crossing the fine lines in cross-disciplinary mentorship. In C. M. Anson (Ed.), The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development (pp. 227 - 236). New York: Oxford University Press.

Presentations:

Ancar, L.N., Freeman, S.A. & Field, D.W. (2004, October). Technology learning community: Enhancing traditional undergraduate education. 37th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology. Lousville, KY.

Anderson, N., & Mina, M. (2003, June). A new approach in teaching electromagnetism: How to teach EM to all levels from freshmen to graduate and advanced level students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Aune, J., Dinkelman, A., Nonnecke, G. (2007, November 8). Interdisciplinary Learning: Combining communication, information literacy, and subject area in a first-year composition course. Selected presentation given at the 12th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Barnett, C., G. Miller, T. Polito, and L. Gibson. 2008. The Effect of an Integrated Course Cluster Learning Community on the Communication Skills and Technical Content Knowledge of Upper-Level College of Agriculture Students. Retaining the Best, 54th Annual NACTA Conference. June 10-13, Logan, UT.

Beatty, J. D., Brooke, C., Chidister, M., Doering, L., Ebbers, L., Gruenewald, D., & Thralls, C. (1999, January). It's working: An academic affairs/student affairs partnership at Iowa State University. Academic Affairs-Student Affairs: Creating Synergy for Learning, Miami, FL.

Beaulieu, B., Brooke, C., Burdette-Williams, L., Gruenewald, D., Minor, F., & Tartakov, G. (2005). Building Successful Learning Communities. Presentation to University of Arkansas administrators, faculty and staff. Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Benjamin, M., Earnest, K., & Phillips, H. (2004, November). “Peer Mentors: What They Contribute to Learning Communities and Tools for Successful Mentor Programs.” Presented at the annual Learning Communities and Collaboration Conference. Kansas City, MO.

Benjamin, M., & Earnest, K. (2004, November). “Supervision of Peer Mentors:
Identifying Best Practices.” Presented at the annual Learning Communities and
Collaboration Conference. Kansas City, MO.

Benjamin, M. (2004 May). “Peer Mentors in Learning Communities.” Presented at The National Learning Communities Project Conference. Seattle, WA.

Benjamin, M. (2003, December). “Residential Learning Community Peer Mentors: A
Qualitative Study of Role Construction/Enactment and Learning Outcomes.” Poster session presented at the Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association Conference. Ames, IA.

Brooke, C. (2005). Building Connections in a World of Disconnections.” Plenary presentation at the Carver College of Medicine National Learning Community Institute for Medical Schools, University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa.

Brooke, C. (2007). Building Strong Connections through Learning Communities. Keynote address to Launching and Guiding Successful Learning Communities Conference, Northeast Iowa Community College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Brooke, C., & Nickerson, D. (2010, November). Creating Community for Your Learning Communities. Selected presentation given at the 15th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Bay City, MI.

Brooke, C. (2005). Planning Your Learning Community. Workshop for Grand View College Summer Institute, Des Moines, Iowa.

Brooke, C. & Burdette-Williams, L. (2003). Learning Communities and Campus Culture. Presentation at Missouri Western University, St Joseph, Missouri.

Brooke, C., & Chidister, M. (1998, November). Promoting institutional collaboration through building learning communities. The 23rd Annual Conference of The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Snowbird, UT.

Brooke, C., & Doering, L. (2000, February). Learning communities: Are they a good fit for John Carroll University? John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH.

Brooke, C., Doering, L., Ebbers, L., Gruenewald, D., & Hill, T. (1999, March). Learning communities and all that jazz. The 81st Annual Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, New Orleans, LA.

Brooke, C., Doering, L., Gruenewald, D., & Harding, M. (2004). Nuts and Bolts for Starting a Learning Community. Workshop for regional Learning Community Open House, Ames, Iowa.

Brooke, C., & Ellertson, S. (2002, April). The challenges and opportunities of implementing campus-wide learning communities. Regional Workshop for The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, Moorhead, MN.

Brooke, C. & Gruenewald, D. (2003, June). Building Bridges between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs: Learning Communities at Iowa State University. North Central Teaching Symposium, Minneapolis.

Brooke, C. & Gruenewald, D. (2006, October). Building Strong Collaborations between Student Affairs and Academic Development Centers. POD conference, Portland, Oregon.

Brooke, C. & Gruenewald, D. (2007). Learning Communities. Presentation to Iowa Board of Regents, Ames, Iowa.

Brooke, C. & Gruenewald, D. (2004). Overview of Iowa State University Learning Communities. Plenary presentation to regional Learning Community Open House, Ames, Iowa.

Brooke, C. & Gruenewald, D. (2000, November). The Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing Campus-Wide Learning Communities. The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, Minneapolis.

Brooke, C., & Gruenewald, D. (2002, November). The challenges and opportunities of implementing campus-wide learning communities. Seventh Annual Conference on Living-Learning Programs and Residential Colleges, Columbus, OH.

Brooke, C., Gruenewald, D., Doering, L., Ebbers, L., Chidister, M. (1999, January). It’s Working: An Academic Affairs/Student Affairs Partnership. Academic Affairs/Student Affairs Creating Synergy Conference, Miami.

Brooke, C., Gruenewald, D., & Ellertson, S. (2004). The Long and Winding Road: Challenges of Sustaining An Evolving Learning Community Initiative. National Learning Communities and Undergraduate Education Reform Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Brooke, C., Gruenewald, D., O’Connor, J., Ellertson, S., & Kendrick, G. (2004, May). Learning communities in research universities. Learning Communities and Undergraduate Education Reform: A National Conference, Seattle , WA .

Brooke, C., Gruenewald, D., & Thralls, C. (1999, May). Learning communities: The political realities of transforming institutional cultures for student learning. Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education: Transforming Campuses Through Learning Communities Conference, Seattle, WA.

Brooke, C., Rhyme, T., Spann, N. (2001). The Challenges and Opportunities of Building a Sustainable Learning Community Infrastructure. National Learning Communities Institute, Evergreen State College. Olympia, Washington.

Brooke, C., & Thralls, C. (1999, March). Learning communities: The political realities of transforming institutional cultures for student learning. American Association of Higher Education National Conference on Higher Education, Washington, D.C.

Brooke, C., Thralls, C., & Gruenewald, D. (2000, November). Challenges and opportunities encountered when implementing campus-wide learning communities. Building the New Learning Communities: The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Brooke, C., & Williams, L. (2004, May). Learning communities and student affairs partnerships. Learning Communities and Undergraduate Education Reform: A National Conference, Seattle , WA .

Brumm, T. J., Ellertson, A., & Mickelson, S. K. (2003, June). Using ePortfolios to develop and assess ABET-aligned competencies. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Knoxville, TN.

Brumm, T.J., Mickelson, S.K., &White, P.N. (2005, June). Helping students become interview STARs. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Portland, OR.

Burdett-Williams, L. & Brooke, C. (2003). Integrating Learning Communities into the University Infrastructure. Presentation at National Learning Community Institute, Evergreen, Washington.

Burdette-Williams, L. & Brooke, C. (2004). Strengthening Academic Affairs-Student Affairs Partnerships. National Learning Communities and Undergraduate Education Reform Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Burdette-Williams, L., Brooke, C., & Minor, F. (2003). Academic/Student Affairs Collaborations. Presentation at National Learning Community Institute, Evergreen, Washington.

Burnett, R. (2001). Complexities of culture, context, and collaboration in working toward expertise (Keynote). Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Quebec, Canada.

Burnett, R. E., Polito, T. A., Schafer, J., Roberts, D., & Zeleznik, J. M. (1998, October). Boundary breakers: Cross-department/ cross-college development program. Council on Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Lewes, DE.

Burnett, R. E., & Zeleznik, J. M. (2001). Tracing students' emerging expertise: How students engage in high-level, workplace problem-solving. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, IN.

Burnett, R. E., Zeleznik, J. M., Polito, T. A., Roberts, D., & Schafer, J. (1999, June). Design, implementation, and assessment of cross-disciplinary, cross-college, linked courses. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference: Multiple Intelligences, Ithaca, NY.

Burnett, R. E., Zeleznik, J. M., Polito, T. A., Roberts, D., & Schafer, J. (1999, March). Assessment of students' attitudes, processes and performances. Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities: Connections, Collaborations and Crossing Borders, Tampa, FL.

Burnett, R. E., Zeleznik, J. M., Polito, T., & Roberts, D. (2002, March). Theorizing an upper-level learning community: An examination of academic/workplace boundaries. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.

Burright, D. L. (2001, October). Student stories: Living in a residential Business LC. Iowa Student Personnel Association, Iowa City, IA.

Castleberry, P. S. (2002, May). Problem-solving workshop. Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council Open Forum, Ames, IA.

Chamberlain, B.B., Macken, J.L. (2017, May). Agricultural Education/Studies and Technology learning communities: Sustainable Learning Communities: A 20 Year Journey. The Global Community For Academic Advising. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Chidister, M. & Earnest, K. (1999, January). The leavening force of collaboration: Creating a residential learning community. Academic Affairs-Student Affairs: Creating Synergy for Learning, Miami, FL.

Chrystal , L.L. (2004, November). “Promoting Leadership Through Learning Communities: Women in Science and Engineering Peer Mentors and Student Organization” 9th Annual Conference Learning Communities and Collaboration.

Chrystal, L. L. (2003, June). The Women in Science and Engineering Living and Learning Community at Iowa State University. Women in Engineering Programs Advocacy Network, Chicago, IL.

Colbert, J. (2002, September). Service-learning in a biological context: The Skunk River Navy. Iowa State University Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Seminar Series, Ames, IA.

Colbert, J. (2002, October). The Skunk River Navy: Service learning in a biological context. Iowa Science Teachers Section Fall Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Colbert, J., & Clough, M. (2004, October). BETAL: Bridging the Gap between Biology and Pedagogy. Iowa Science Teachers Section of the Iowa Academy of Science. Fall Conference, Session I.

Cook, M. D., Huba, M. E., & Epperson, D. E. (2002, April). Overview of learning community assessment at Iowa State University. Poster presented at American Association of Colleges & Universities Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Cook, M. D., Huba, M. E., & Epperson, D. E. (2002, December). Reflecting on the Iowa State University learning community experience. Poster presented at Iowa Educational Research & Evaluation Association Conference, Ames, IA.

Cooper, M. (2010, November). Joining Forces: English Curriculum for Design Students. Selected presentation given at the 15th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Bay City, MI.

Dyrenfurth, M. J., & Freeman, S. A. (2000, October). Student progression in technological capability and understanding: A conceptual model for assessment. 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Ellertson, S. (2004). Mid-career faculty involvement in learning communities: An exploration of outcomes and vitality. A poster presented at the annual conference of the Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association.

Ellertson, S., & Brown, B. (2004, May). The faculty experience in learning communities. Learning Communities and Undergraduate Education Reform: A National Conference, Seattle , WA .

Eyles, J. (2004, November). Presentation at Learning Community Institute Conference, Bloomington, IN.

Eyles, J. (2005, January). Presentation at US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship/USASBE Conference, Palm Springs, CA– co-presented with University of Maryland, University of Missouri, Oregon State University, and Syracuse University.

Eyles, J. (2005, March). Presentation at National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance/NCIIA, San Diego, CA– co-presented with University of Maryland and Oregon State.

Field, D. W., Freeman, S. A., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2001). Program and learner assessment in the technology learning community at Iowa State. 34th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Dearborn, MI.

Flory, D., & Leptien, J. (2016). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations of Faculty Engagement with Learning Communities. The 21st Annual National Learning Communities Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Freeman, S. A., Field, D. W., & Dyrenfurth, M. J. (2000, November). The Technology Learning Community experience at Iowa State University. 33rd Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Freeman, R. W., & Whitaker, K. C. S. (2000, June). Mobile robots as instrumental technology tools for CELTS. American Society for Engineering Education Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Gibson, L., & Polito, T. (2005, May). Use of an Integrated Course Cluster
for Experiential Learning, Cross-disciplinary Collaboration, and Improved
Communication Skills. North Central Region Teaching Symposium. Kansas State Univ. Manhattan, KS

Gruenewald, D. (2003, July). A Multicultural Learning Community on a Predominantly White Campus. The Sixteenth Annual International Conference on the First Year Experience, Vancouver, 2003.

Gruenewald, D. (1998, October). A residence life program re-organized for academic collaboration. The Sixth National Conference on Residential Colleges and Living/Learning Programs, Burlington, VT.

Gruenewald, D. (2004, July). Iowa State University Learning Community Initiatives. The Seventeenth Annual International Conference on the First Year Experience, Maui, Hawaii.

Gruenewald, D. (2014, June). Iowa State University Learning Communities: 50,000 Success Stories. Selected presentation given at the European First Year Experience Conference 2014, Nottingham, England.

Gruenewald, D. (2012). Iowa State University Learning Communities-A Story of Collaboration. ISPA/NASPA Summer Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Gruenewald, D. (1998, October). The Design Exchange Learning Community. The Sixth National Conference on Residential Colleges and Living/Learning Programs, Burlington, VT.

Gruenewald, D.(1999, July). Powerful Partners: Living and Learning on Campus. Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, Vancouver.

Gruenewald, D. & Arthur, V. (2006, November).Learning Communities: Talk to Us. Living Learning and Residential College Conference, Syracuse, New York.

Gruenewald, D., & Arthur, V. (1998). Learning communities: Where are they headed? Midwest Meeting of Graduate Students in Student Personnel, Ames, IA.

Gruenewald, D., & Blake, J. H. (2000, March). The seamless web: Challenges of successful implementation. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Indianapolis, IN.

Gruenewald, D., & Blake, J. H. (2001, July). A multicultural learning community on a predominantly white campus. The Fourteenth International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Honolulu, HI.

Gruenewald, D., Doering, L., Ebbers, L., & Hamilton, S. (1998, February). Learning communities: Promises and problems. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, IV East Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Gruenewald, D., Dunlap, L, Smith, B., & Spann, N. (2002, April). Building an appropriate administrative infrastructure, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Atlanta, GA.

Gruenewald, D., & Earnest, K. (2003, November). The Multicultural Learning Community. Eighth Annual Learning Communities and Collaboration Conference, Indianapolis , IN.

Gruenewald, D., & Earnest, K. (2000, February). Creating learning communities. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Regional Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Gruenewald, D. & Eyles, J. (2004, October). Starting an Entrepreneurship Learning Community. Living Learning Programs and Residential Colleges, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gruenewald, D., & Hamilton, S. (1997). The effects of a residential learning community on first-semester biological science students at an 'involving' college. The Fifth National Conference on Residential Colleges and Living/Learning Communities, Tempe, AZ.

Gruenewald, D., & Leptien, J. (2010, November). Instituting Professional Development within Learning Communities. Selected presentation given at the 15th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Bay City, MI.

Gruenewald, D., & Leptien. J. (2014, July). Iowa State University Learning Communities. Invited presentation given at the DMACC Urban Campus. Des Moines, IA.

Hanneman, L. F., Mickelson, S. K., & Pringnitz, L. K. (2002, October). Constituent-created, competency-based, ABET-aligned assessment tools for the engineering experiential education workplace. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Annual Conference Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Harms, P. C., & Mickelson, S. K. (2001, June). Connecting FYC to a course in the major: A WACky collaboration between English and Engineering. Paper presented at the Fifth National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, IN.

Harms, P. C., & Mickelson, S. K. (2001, June). Translation assignment for first-year engineering students. Poster session presented at the Fifth National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, IN.

Harms, P. C., & Mickelson, S. K. (2002, March). Creating and sustaining a successful assessment program. Paper presented at the meeting of the Sixth National Writing Across the Curriculum, Houston, TX.

Hauptman, J., and Bahng, E.J., (2017, June)  “Newspaper Physics: Instruction, Assessment, Content, and Community”, 2017 Hawaii University International Conferences on Science, Technology & Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Education (STEM/STEAM & Education), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hauptman, J. and Bahng, E.J., (2017, June) "Teaching Physics Core Ideas to Content Generalists", 2017 Hawaii University International Conferences on Science, Technology & Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Education (STEM/STEAM & Education), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hendrich, S., Licklider, B., Wiersema, J., Haynes, C., & Thompson, J. (2009, November). Putting the Learning in Learning Communities. Selected presentation given at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Marietta, GA.

Huba, M. E., & Brooke, C. (2000, June). Assessment in learning communities: Promoting and evaluating student learning. AAHE Assessment Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Jackson, E., & Mina, M. (2005, June). Designing a sustainable and dynamic problem solving class. American Society for Engineering Education Annual conference, Portland, OR.

Jacobson, D., & Licklider, B. (2000, June). Project SUCCESS 2000. American Society for Engineering Education Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Jacobson, D., & Licklider, B.(2000, October). Freshman year learning communities in a computer engineering program. 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Jacobson, J., & Edwards, J. (1999, April). Cultivating a cross-cultural learning community. 1999 Region 6 NACADA Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Jacobson, J., & Edwards, J. (1999, October). Bringing international students into the mainstream of learning communities. 1999 National Academic Advising Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Jacobson, J., & Edwards, J. with Tesdell, O., Vogel, E., & Ikuno, Y. (2000, November). Bringing international students into the mainstream of learning communities. 2000 Region IV Conference of the Association of International Educators, Iowa City, IA.

Kornegay, A. L., Freeman, S. A., & Field, D. W. (2002, November). Learning communities: Does involvement affect minority student outcomes? 35th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Panama City, FL.

Leptien, J. R., & Beyer, J. (2009, November). Sustaining a Strong Mentoring Program. Selected presentation given at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Marietta, GA.

Leptien, J. R., & Cooper, M. (2015). Universal and Program-Specific Training Approaches for Peer Leaders. Selected presentation given at the 20th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Kansas City, MO.

Leptien, J. R., & Gruenewald, D. (2014). 20 Years in Review: The ups and downs of Learning Community programming. Selected presentation given at the 19th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Bay City, MI.

Leptien, J. R., & Gruenewald, D. (2012). Addressing the Needs of Transfer Learning Community Students. Selected presentation given at the 17th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Leptien, J. R., & Gruenewald, D. (2013). Integrating Strengths into Learning Community Professional Development. Selected presentation given at the 18th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Corpus Christi, TX.

Leptien, J, R., & Gruenewald, D. (2011). Sustaining & Growing Learning Communities in Difficult Budget Times. Selected presentation given at the 16th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Chicago, IL.

Leptien, J. R., & Mickelson, S. K. (2009, November). Evolving Leadership within Learning Communities. Selected presentation given at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Marietta, GA.

Licklider, B., Hendrich, S., Wiersema, J., Haynes, C., & Thompson, J. (2009, November). Learning in Community: The Power of Community. Selected presentation given at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Marietta, GA.

Licklider, B., Hendrich, S., Wiersema, J., Haynes, C., & Thompson, J. (2009, November). Developing Responsible Learners: Expectations and Accountability Are Key. Selected presentation given at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Marietta, GA.

MacGregor, J., Brooke, C., & Schackelford, F. (2000). An Introduction to Curricular Learning Communities. The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

MacGregor, J., Brooke, C., & Schackelford, F. (2000). Building and Deepening Learning Community Efforts in the Region. The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mauro, K. (2010, May). Networking Learning Communities: Developmental Common Outcome Objectives for First-Year Students. NACADA Regional Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Mauro, K. (2009, May). Networking Learning Communities: Developmental Common Outcome Objectives for First-Year Students. NACADA Regional Conference, Fargo, SD.

McFadden, M., Burright, D., & Benjamin, M. (2000, October). “Embracing the Changing Face of Higher Education Through Learning Communities.” Presented at the annual Iowa Student Personnel Association Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Mickelson, S. K., & Brumm, T. J. (2005, June). Measuring the Success of Learning Communities. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Portland, OR.
Best Paper Award for the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education.

Mickelson, S. K., Brumm, T. J., & Hanneman, L. F., Steward, B. L. (2003, June). Using Engineering Competency Feedback to Assess Agricultural Engineering Curriculum. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Knoxville, TN.
Best Paper Award for the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education.

Mickelson, S. K., Brumm, T. J., Harms, P. C. (May 2001). ABE Learning Communities. Invited speakers to the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, Ames, IA.

Mickelson, S. K. & Harms, P. C. (April 2001). Increasing the emphasis on communication in engineering through learning community links. Invited speakers to the ISU College of Engineering Curriculum Committee, Ames, IA.

Mickelson, S. K. & Harms, P. C. (April 2001). Integrating communication into the engineering curriculum. Invited speakers to ISUComm Symposium II, Ames, IA.

Mickelson, S. K. & Harms, P. C. (April 2001). Integrating communication into the engineering curriculum. Invited speakers to the ISU Provost's Leadership and Dean's Council, Ames, IA.

Mina, M. (2002, October). Teaching technology to web-affected computer-game influenced students in the early 21st Century: Hopes and despairs. American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Conference, Madison, WI.

Mina, M. (2003, June). Making technological paradigm shifters: Myths and reality. Experiencing the Electrical Engineering Learning Community at Iowa State University. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Mina, M., Omidvar, I. R., & Knott, K. M. (2003, June). Learning to think critically to solve engineering problems: Revisiting John Dewey's ideas for evaluating the engineering education. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Morgan, R., Grube, S., & Benjamin, M. (2005, April). “Residential Learning
Communities: Promising Practices for Enhancing Programs.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association Convention. Nashville, TN.

Nonnecke, G.A., Osborn, B.A., & J.E. (2004, May). Project Glean, A Service Learning Activity in Horticulture Learning Communities. Poster Presentation at the National Learning Communities Project Conference, Seattle, WA.

Nonnecke, G. R., & Osborn, B. A. (2002, August). Learning communities in horticulture retain undergraduate students and enhance learning. Paper presented at XXXVIth International Horticultural Congress, Toronto, Canada.

Polito, T.A., Burnett, R. E., Roberts, D. D., Schafer, J. W., & Zeleznik, J. M. (1999, March). Developing a model for a cross-college, cross-disciplinary, team-taught, upper-level learning community. Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities: Connections, Collaborations and Crossing Borders, Tampa, FL.

Polito, T.A., Burnett, R. E., Roberts, D. D., Schafer, J. W., & Zeleznik, J. M. (1999, June). Course integration: A college team approach. North Central Teaching Symposium: Engaging Learners Through Communication, Ames, IA.

Polito, T.A., Burnett, R. E., Roberts, D. D., Schafer, J. W., & Zeleznik, J. M. (2002, March). Teaching in an upper-level learning community: An integration of communication across the curriculum. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.

Polito, T. A, Burras, L., Pearce, R. B., & Pogranichniy, S. (1999, February). Integrating new students into the Agronomy Learning Community. Iowa State University Faculty Forum, Ames, IA.

Polito,T., L. Gibson, J. Kliebenstein, and D. Roberts. 2008. Retaining the Best of the Best: Using an innovative interdisciplinary problem based course cluster to improve student learning and faculty satisfaction. Retaining the Best, 54th Annual NACTA Conference. June 10-13, Logan, UT.

Polito, T. A., & Roberts, D.D. (2003, April). Your English department agreed to do what? The integration of Agronomy 356 and English 309. National Conference on Student Writing and Critical Thinking in Agriculture, Jackson, WY.

Shonrock, D. D. , Lindstrom, J., & Ellertson, S. (2003, November). Valuing the role of librarians and libraries in learning communities: Integration of information literacy and partnerships in learning communities.  Eighth Annual Learning Communities and Collaboration Conference, Indianapolis , IN.

Thornburg, J. L. (2003, May). Reflections on the Newspaper Physics course. English Department Learning Community Retreat, Ames, IA.

Thornburg, J.L., & Hauptman, J. (2004, November). Newspaper Physics: Engaging Non-Science Students with Science. National Learning Community Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Thralls, C. & Brooke, C. (1999, October). Learning communities: An opportunity for faculty developers to implement institutional change. Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education National Conference, Lake Harmony, PA.

Wiersema, J., Licklider, B., Hendrich, S., Thompson, J., & Haynes, C. (2010, November). From Student to Learner: Thinking, Challenge, and Assessment Promote the Transformation. Selected presentation given at the 15th Annual National Learning Communities Conference. Bay City, MI.

Zeleznik, J. M. (2002, March). Assistance from both sides: Analyzing the ways students interpret and use cross-disciplinary teacher feedback. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Zeleznik, J. M., & Burnett, R. E. (2002, April). You put what together? Paired courses in agronomic science and professional communication at Iowa State University. Out-of-the-Box Lunch Series, Cain Project, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Zeleznik, J. M., Burnett, R. E., Polito, T., & Roberts, D. (2002, March). Researching an upper-level learning community: An analysis of the ways students demonstrate expert-like behaviors and communicate agronomic knowledge. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.

Zunkel, K. (2000, September). Impact of learning communities on undeclared engineering students. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education North Midwest Region Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Theses/Dissertations:

Ancar, L. (2004). Investigating personal and professional connections through the Technology Learning Community. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Barnett, C. (2006). The influence of an integrated course cluster on the communication skills, technical content knowledge, and problem-solving skills of upper-level college students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Benjamin, M. (2004). A qualitative study of the experiences of learning community peer mentors at Iowa State University. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Burright, D. L. (2002). Student Voices: The residential business learning community experience. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Brenner, C. M. (1999). Gender differences in science and engineering learning communities. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Corey, R. C. (2001). Faculty collaboration in the planning of first-year composition and linked courses in learning communities at Iowa State University. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Cortés Chaparro, E. M. (2000). The experiences of learning community students and their coordinators with intercultural training programs. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Diefenbach, L. P. (1996). Learning team participation: The effects on pre-business first-year students. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Doering, L. J. (1999). Status of freshmen learning community initiative at Iowa State University. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Earnest, K. M. (2002). The impact of learning community enrollment on first-generation students’ first-year academic achievement and retention rates. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Ellertson, S. (2004). Mid-career faculty involvement in learning communities: An exploration of outcomes and vitality. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Gandhi, C. M. O. (1999). A longitudinal evaluation of factors associated with retaining women in science and engineering. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Gandhi, C. M. O. (1997). The Women in Science and Engineering Living Option at Iowa State University: A program evaluation. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Hamilton, S. L. (1997). The effects of a residential learning community on first-semester biological science freshman at a traditional land-grant university. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Hilscher, J. (2013). A Case Study Examining How Students Make Meaning Out of Using Facebook as a Virtual Learning Community at a Midwestern University. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames.

Hlyva, O. O. (2000). An evaluative study of a cross-cultural learning community. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Joyner, A. M. (2001). Collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs: An exploratory study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

Leptien, J. R. (2012). Learning Communities: Understanding the Transfer Student Experience. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Zeleznik, J.M. (2003). Analyzing cross-disciplinary teacher feedback in a communication-across-the curriculum learning community. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.

Zunkel, K. A. (2002). Relationships among learning community participation, student self-efficacy, confidence, outcome expectations, and commitment. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames.