October 5, 2012
Students have already discovered the benefits of these programs by acknowledging the consultative roles that their professors play in the success of their learning communities. Some faculty members have begun to supply student learning communities in their classes with an electronic version of a discussion guide for the learning communities in their courses. These guides have already proven to be helpful to students groups who use them to focus their discussions, and to help them prepare for quizzes or examinations. Numerous learning communities have been formed on campus in the areas of math, biology, and history. Dr. Anderson's history students have demonstrated their enthusiasm by applying names to their learning communities to include groups such as "The Civilizers," "The Civil Group," "The Western GIs," "The Thunder Cats," "The Six Commandments," and "The Terminators." There are many benefits to developing or joining a study group. Among them are the continuous interactions between students and faculty. Biology Professors Dr. Yaber and Ms. Burcham continuously ensure their learning communities that they will remain in touch with the groups of students in order to support and promote their success in the classroom.