The Learning Communities program at Temple University aimed to improve the first semester experience and the retention of Temple freshmen. RFA investigated Learning Communities in three different schools within the university; seeking to understand how differently positioned students and faculty experience learning communities and how school and university structures affect the shape of learning communities.
Friends for School Purposes: Learning Communities and their Role in Building Community at a Large Urban University
An analysis of the Learning Communities program at Temple University in Philadelphia, launched in 1993 with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The program was created with the aim of improving the experiences of first-semester…