Learning Communities

A Learning Community gives you the advantages of a small college learning environment with the resources of a major research university.  In Learning Communities, small groups of students with similar interests work closely together in a "community of learners." Students, along with advanced student mentors and a faculty advisor, study, socialize and problem-solve together.  Most likely, your entire group would take a course together, or you might all live on the same floor of a residence hall.

Learning Communities at Wayne State University are a wonderful way to get to know WSU and to transition into college life. The Learning Communities program started in 2004; currently, over 20 diverse Learning Communities across campus serve over 1,500 students.

Why Join a Learning Community? When you join a Learning Community, you'll be part of an innovative program that integrates courses with the campus experience. With your student peer mentors and faculty advisor, you'll:

  • Develop leadership skills through your interaction with your team
  • More easily explore your academic interests – whether you're sure of your major or are still deciding, you'll have the opportunity within your peer network to explore your options
  • Form new friendships, which will give you support in your new environment

The College of Education is an enthusiastic supporter of the university's commitment to student learning and retention.  The Learning Community initiative seeks to enhance the college experience by providing all interested students dynamic, focused communities in which students, staff, and faculty learn and grow together.

Undergraduate Learning Communities

To support Wayne State University's commitment to student learning, WSU launched the Learning Community (LC) initiative, which seeks to enhance the undergraduate student experience by offering dynamic, focused communities in which students, staff, and faculty can learn and grow together.

A Learning Community offers the advantages of a small college learning environment with the resources of a major research university.  In Learning Communities, small groups of students with similar interests work closely together in a "community of learners." Students, along with advanced student mentors and a faculty advisor, study, socialize and problem-solve together.  Often, a Learning Community group takes a course together, or the LC participants all live on the same floor of a residence hall.

Click on the Learning Community names for more information.

Graduate Learning Communities

To support Wayne State University's commitment to student learning, WSU launched the Learning Community (LC) initiative, which seeks to enhance the graduate student experience by offering dynamic, focused communities in which students, staff, and faculty can learn and grow together.

A Learning Community offers the advantages of a small college learning environment with the resources of a major research university.  In Learning Communities, small groups of students with similar career and academic interests work closely together in a "community of learners."

The College of Education has two LCs for graduate students: one for Professional Preparation in Kinesiology, and one for Instructional Technology students.  Both of these LCs focus on equipping students with the knowledge they will need for teaching, and to prepare them for the employment interview process.  Components of the graduate-level Learning Communities include, but are not limited to: workshops, planning meetings, peer mentoring, team-building exercises, and one-on-one sessions.

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