CEL RLS Seminar Summer Meeting photo

Studying Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice

by Shannon Lundeen During our first summer seminar meeting of the 2017-2019 research seminar on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice, the room was brimming with excitement and anticipation as scholars and practitioners from across the U.S. and Canada …


CEL RLC Summer meeting photo

Residential Learning Communities in the Higher Education Environment

by Cara McFadden A growing body of scholarship, particularly theories about student learning and development, helps us understand the rich potential for residential learning communities as a space for that integration – and helps us identify gaps for further study. …







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Recommendations for new research on residential colleges, learning communities, and other academic-residential partnerships

by  Peter Felten, Jon Dooley, and Jessie L. Moore In July 2015, Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning hosted a three-day think tank on residential learning communities that brought together a dozen scholars and practitioners (participants are listed below). Learning communities have …