Learning Communities Research and Practice (LCRP) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, researchers, administrators, and students to share current research, effective practices, critical reflections, and resources related to student learning communities in higher education. The purpose of LCRP is to promote practices and knowledge that strengthen the learning communities field.

LCRP is published twice a year in May and November. Submission deadlines are January 15 and July 15.

LCRP (ISSN 2375-804X) is hosted by The Evergreen State College’s Washington Center, the National Resource Center for Learning Communities.

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Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2 (2015)



Notes on this issue
Emily Lardner


Practices from the Field


Mindset about Intelligence and Meaningful and Mindful Effort: It's Not My Hardest Class Any More!
Janice A. Wiersema, Barbara Licklider, Janette R. Thompson, Suzanne Hendrich, Cynthia Haynes, and Katherine Thompson


Inventing and Implementing LLCs at an HBCU in One Year: Lessons Learned
Kirsten S. Ericksen Dr., Jonathan Walker, Page Laws, Faith Fitzgerald, and Cynthia Burwell




Emily Lardner, The Evergreen State College
Associate Editor
Sara Huntington, The Evergreen State College
Copy Editor
Lynn Dunlap, Skagit Valley College