Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, living-learning program, educational assessment
Previous research suggests that the far-reaching impacts of hurricanes include the academic performance of students. In an examination of such impacts, we found a trend toward self-perceived decline in some performance indicators relative to students at peer universities. However, few longitudinal impacts were found, perhaps because of the sense of community offered by the living-learning program. These results may inform administrators and faculty of areas for emphasis in mitigating future impacts.
Robert V. Rohli is a Professor of Geography and Faculty Director of the Residential Colleges Program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Kurt J. Keppler is Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Enrollment at Louisiana State University.
Daniel L. Winkler is a Graduate Assistant at Louisiana State University.
Rohli, R. V.
, Keppler, K. J.
, Winkler, D. L.
Academic Development of First-Year Living-Learning Program Students before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita of 2005.
Learning Communities Research and Practice, 1(3), Article 2.
Available at: http://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/vol1/iss3/2