Learning communities provide an excellent venue for the practice of micro-strategies, intentional efforts aimed at making a difference for a small number of students. Building micro-strategies into the structure of learning communities can help an institution attain a valuable uptick in retention. Equally important, a shared focus on the use of micro-strategies in learning communities creates a generative framework for discussing teaching and learning among faculty and staff. A representative list of micro-strategies is provided along with likely results.
Beaulieu, E. A.
, Williams, L. B.
Micro-strategies: Small Steps Toward Improved Retention.
Learning Communities Research and Practice, 1(1), Article 12.
Available at: http://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/vol1/iss1/12