Summary and Implications
Learning communities at Iowa State University (ISU) are designed to help new students become accustomed to campus, get to know their peers, and develop an immediate support group within their major. The Animal and Dairy Science Learning Community consists of small groups of students that share the same adviser, interests, and background. These students take one to three classes together and form study teams. Groups are led by a peer mentor who is familiar with the department, curriculum, and university resources. Peer mentors must have sophomore status and be in good academic standing. The peer groups meet in coordination with the Animal Science 110 course (ANS 110 - Orientation in Animal Science).
Iowa State University
"The Animal and Dairy Science Learning Community Assists Students with Acclimation to Iowa State University,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 664, ASL R3279.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol664/iss1/77