HomeAnnotated BibliographiesFaculty Factor “Mine” the Gap: Connecting Curriculum, Courses, and Community Share: Section NavigationSkip section navigationIn this sectionAnnotated Bibliographies Capstone Experiences Conditions for Meaningful Learning Global Learning Internships Learning Communities Mentoring Service-Learning Student-Faculty Partnership Undergraduate Research Work-Integrated Learning Writing Transfer In and Beyond the University Reference List Entry:Manz, Jonathan W, Mark Daniel Ward, and Ellen Gundlach. 2023. "“Mine” the Gap: Connecting Curriculum, Courses, and Community." In The Faculty Factor Developing Faculty Engagement with Living-Learning Communities, edited by Jennifer E Eidum and Lara L Lomicka, 147-161. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning.About this Book Chapter:A learning curriculum and linked courses are key elements of LLCs and faculty play an important role in the visions and/or design of these elements. This chapter provides guidance for faculty and residence life leadership as they create courses and develop LLC curricula, as well as for faculty teaching residentially-linked courses. Authors share their experience creating and leading The Data Mine—a large-scale LLC, featuring a curriculum that weaves classroom instruction with hands-on learning—as a case study of a comprehensive curricular design of LLCs.