Learning Community question

Sandra Johnson sjohnson at mtsu.edu
Mon Nov 3 08:52:49 EST 2003


jim & other plant-ed folks.

i'm sorry to say that we no longer have a general botany course, but we
have a learning community set up with some of our non-majors biology
courses. we're just starting and not well coordinated between the two
courses, which vary among a variety of english/writing courses and gen
ed type courses. my class has taken a field trip to our local 'greenway'
right around the time we were talking about reproduction - and plants
were still in flower. i think the trip may have stimulated some
additional interest. both instructors went on the trip. we're hoping to
do another to a nearby nature area. mostly the university folks are
pushing our joint participation in sports events (i haven't done that
yet). hopefully in the next semesters, we will begin to orient our
academic program towards exploiting the connection between classes.

what are you doing at fox valley?

sandra 

"Perry, Jim" wrote:
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> In my alternate capacity as the campus executive/dean, I have been
> "pushing" learning communities because I believe so strongly in this
> pedagogical approach. We have a number of them now on our campus, but I
> am curious to know if any of you do a learning community with your
> botany courses. If so, I would appreciate learning of their structure.
> 
> jim
> 
> James W. Perry, Ph.D.
> Professor, Biological Sciences
> CEO/Campus Dean
> University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
> 1478 Midway Road
> Menasha, WI 54952-1297
> 920.832-2610
> http://www.fox.uwc.edu
> ---



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