Journal or Book Title
Journal of Geoscience Education
We describe the components of a learning community program for meteorology, geology, and Earth Science undergraduates in a geoscience department. The learning community provides the students with opportunities to interact with each other and with faculty, and it helps them in the transition from high school to a large public university. Enrollment data show that, in addition to being a successful community-building approach, the learning community has a positive impact in major retention to the programs and is well received by the students.
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National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Cervato, Cinzia and Flory, David, "Earth Wind & Fire: A Learning Community Approach to Build Ties Between Degree Programs in a Geoscience Department" (2015). Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications. 6.