Learning Communities Learning Communities as a High-Impact Learning Practice (from AAC&U): "The key goals for learning communities are to encourage integration of learning across courses and to involve students with “big questions” that matter beyond the classroom. Students take two or more linked courses as a group and work closely with one another and with their professors. Many learning communities explore a common topic and/or common readings through the lenses of different disciplines. Some deliberately link 'liberal arts' and 'professional courses'; others feature service-learning." Learning Communities Resources: National Resource Center for Learning Communities, The Washington Center, Evergreen State University Learning Communities Research and Practice e-Journal, The Washington Center, Evergreen State University "Integrative Learning, Opportunities to Connect" Project Gallery. Carnegie Foundation. "Toward Integrative Learning," Inside Higher Ed, January 19, 2007.