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Summaries to Questions About Building Residential Integrative Learning Communities From the Fifth Stakeholder Conference



5. What do you find most appealing about the proposed concept?

        Provides a solid learning experience for students that can significantly increase retention by integrating various features of campus life and creating support groups.

        Contributes to the distinctive liberal arts mission by creating a rich, stimulating environment that fosters intellectual engagement, makes academic problems applicable to real life, supports community service, and contributes to learning beyond the classroom, another GCSU pillar of distinction.

        Promotes a sense of pride, belonging, and community while at GCSU and create loyalty beyond graduation.

        Provides opportunities for frequent faculty-student interaction and creates strong mentoring models, which may help students who are undecided as to their majors.

        Differentiates us from other regional and commuter institutions, and a solid foundation already exists in several majors and programs.

        Fosters life-long learning by moving from traditional forms of assessment.

        Provides strong rationale for residential requirement by creating a sense of shared identities and a solid foundation for success of housing program.

        Involves students beyond the freshman year, which would provide a sense of continuity and create new traditions unique to GCSU.

        Provides opportunities for frequent faculty-student interaction and creates strong mentoring models, which may help students who are undecided as to their majors.

        Provides a structure for residential learning experience.

        Broadens perspectives through incorporating interdisciplinary and global contexts.

        Helps build bridges between general education experience and work in majors.

        Encourages a healthy sense of competition between interest houses.

        Provides flexibility and range of choices.

        Involves all schools at the university.

        Is the most distinctive of the pillars of distinction.


 

 

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