LLCsAtUWM

Report
Living Learning Communities
@ UW-Milwaukee
University Housing & Student Success Center
Welcome!
Ericca Pollack Rolland
Director Student Success Center
Keri Duce, Student Success Coordinator
Amanda Balistreri,
Learning Community Graduate Assistant
Matt Crouse, Assistant Director Residence Life
What is an LLC?
• Community within a community
• Similar interests or major
• Take a course together
• Co-curricular programming
• Service Learning
• Collaborate with RA and Mentor
This Years Offerings:
• American Sign Language
• Environmental Sustainability
• Architecture
and Biology-Mathematics
• Art & Design
• Film, Video and New Genres
• Beyond Borders
• Helping Hands in Healthcare
• Business Panthers
• Honors House
• Communication and Conflict
Innovation House
• Community Leadership
• Lab Rats
• Creating Your Future
• Mobile Apps
• Crossroads
• Music Community
• Dance Foundations
• Transfer Community
• Wisconsin Covenant Scholars
Why did you participate?
LLC Pre-Test Fall 2012 (266 total respondents out of 650)
• To meet people with similar interests
• Interested in topic of class
• To get involved on campus
• To develop a positive peer group
2012 Feedback
• “I feel living in a LLC is a great advantage due to the face that
I am surrounded by fellow Architecture majors every day.
The people around me are generally all in the same classes as
me so we are able to work on homework together and
discuss assignments from class that we may not have fully
grasped without them”(Student)
• “The ASL LLC is wonderful! I enjoy being around other people
who use ASL. We have a lot of fun :).” (Student)
Retention and Satisfaction (2010)
80.00%
60.00%
40.00%
LLC
Non LLC
Commuter
20.00%
0.00%
Satisfactory
Performance
Enrolled 2nd Fall
Learning Outcomes
and Assessment
73.58% satisfied
73.89%
Learning
Outcomes
79.52%
70.68%
Learning Outcomes
85.14%
Learning Outcomes
76.3%
Stakeholder Expectations - Instructors
• Course development matching learning outcomes.
• Work with academic advisors and course schedulers for
marketing and registration.
• Provide syllabus to LLC Mentor and RA.
• Meet with LLC Mentor and RA one time each month to
provide insight and guidance into the facilitation of cocurricular programs.
• Connect with the students on an individual basis through
office hours, co-curricular programming, etc.
• Attend all required staff meetings, retreats, and trainings.
Stakeholder Expectations - Mentors
• Stay connected to the students assigned to the LLC, help make them
aware of resources, by hosting weekly office hours in the residence halls.
• Attend the course, as communicated by the instructor/faculty, to provide
in-person updates, discuss study skills, provide program information, etc.
• Meet with the RA an additional time each month for planning and
discussion purposes.
• Utilize MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible)
• Blog once a month on LLC blogspot per the provided guidelines.
• Meet with LLC stakeholders one time each month to help facilitate 3
co-curricular programs each semester as well as 1 service learning project
within the year.
Stakeholder Expectations - RAs
• Lives on the same floor as the LLC students and can answer all the
questions about living in the residence halls, mediating roommate
conflicts, etc.
• Utilize MAP-Works (www.map-works.com)
• Meet with the Mentor an additional time each month for planning
and discussion purposes.
• Blog once a month on LLC blogspot per the provided guidelines.
• Meet with LLC stakeholders one time each month to help facilitate
3 co-curricular programs each semester as well as 1 service learning
project within the year.
Stakeholder Expectations –
Residence Life Coordinator Lana
• Directly supervise RAs
• Regularly work with LLC RA to assess community needs and help RA
and Mentor to develop interventions and programming accordingly,
utilizing MAP-Works.
• Point of contact if there are student concerns that require follow up
from a professional University Housing staff member.
• General facilities-related issues, including room reservations.
• Provide programming and funding information to LLC Coordinator
and Learning Community Graduate Assistant.
• Meet with the LLC stakeholders once a month.
2012 Feedback
• “Compared with other first years seminars I have taught, the
class seems more relaxed, motivated and interactive. “
(Faculty)
• “Great LLC overall! The instructor wants to be involved!” =]
(Mentor)
• “I am very passionate about this LLC because I truly see its
potential as a program and most importantly, as a group of
individuals. “ (RA)
Programming
• Facilitate 3 co-curricular programs each
semester (Lead by Mentor and RA)
• Relevant to LLC/what students are learning
in the classroom
– Fall Welcome Events (PRIDE)
– Visit Discovery World
– Art trip to Chicago
– Resume writing workshop
Programming
Service Learning
• Each LLC completes one Service
Learning project during the academic
year.
Funding
• Programs
• Events
• Gold Cards
Process, Forms, and Marketing
Due October 1st!
• Open House
• Housing Contract
• HTML Emails
• Mailings
• Course Registration
• New Student Orientation
Tours (and Shuttles)
• Cambridge Commons – Rich
• RiverView Residence Hall – Chris
• Sandburg - Sarah
Work Time
• Laptops
• Marketing Assistance with Matt
• Lunch at 11:30am in Sandburg Café
Questions?
Contact Keri Duce at
[email protected]
www.LLC.uwm.edu

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