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2017

Higher education

Washington Center at The Evergreen State College

Discipline

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Mentoring: A Natural Role For Learning Community Faculty, Sarah L. Hessenauer, Kristi L. Law Dec 2017

Mentoring: A Natural Role For Learning Community Faculty, Sarah L. Hessenauer, Kristi L. Law

Learning Communities Research and Practice

The purpose of this article is to highlight mentoring as an important piece of leading a learning community. The authors will share a definition of mentoring which is applicable to the learning community experience. Characteristics of mentoring will be described, including types of mentoring and mentor-mentee relationships. The authors will apply these concepts to their role as facilitators for a learning community at a teaching-centered, 4-year institution. They will reflect on mentoring in a discipline-focused learning community, share experiences, and discuss the benefits identified for both faculty and students.


How One Learning Community Approached Death, Lori Ungemah Jun 2017

How One Learning Community Approached Death, Lori Ungemah

Learning Communities Research and Practice

In this narrative piece, the author describes how a learning community was able to transfer their practices of care to support a colleague as he faced illness and death. The author chronicles how the learning community responded to support their team member, other members of the campus community, and the students. She reflects on this experience and explores how the learning community structure supported compassion during this challenging year.