Reference List Entry:

Benjamin, Mimi, ed. 2015. Learning communities from start to finish: New directions for student services, Number 149. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

About this Edited Book:

This edited collection provides theoretical foundations for learning communities and recent research on institutional structures that foster success in implementing, maintaining, and assessing learning communities. Chapters include:

  • “A history of learning communities within American higher education” by John e. Fink and Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas
  • “Theoretical foundations of learning communities” by Jody E. Jessup-Anger
  • “With educational benefits for all: Campus inclusion through learning communities designed for underserved student populations” by John E. Fink and Mary L. Hummel
  • “Aligning needs, expectations, and learning outcomes to sustain self-efficacy through transfer learning community programs” by Jennifer R. Leptien
  • “Utilizing online learning communities in student affairs” by Daniel W. Calhoun and Lucy Santos Green
  • “Utilizing peer mentor roles in learning communities” by Laura Jo Rieske and Mimi Benjamin
  • “Assessing the ‘learning’ in learning communities” by Ann M. Gansemer-Topf and Kari Tietjen
  • “Learning community literature: Annotated bibliography” by Sarah Conte