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 seeks submissions from faculty, administrators, student services professionals, researchers, and students involved in learning community work as defined by the Learning Communities Association.
LCRP is published twice a year in spring and fall. Submissions are accepted year-round, but deadlines are January 15 and July 15 to be considered for the spring and fall issues, respectively.
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 8, Issue 1 (2020)
Increasing Campus Sense of Belonging through LLC Participation: To Gems Camp We Go
Maureen E. Bowers, Leah K. Tobin, Jessica Lee, Kristan C. Skendall, and Frank J. Coale
Development and Validation of a Survey to Assess Belonging, Academic Engagement, and Self-Efficacy in STEM RLCs
Justin B. Leibowitz, Charity Flener Lovitt, and Craig S. Seager
The Relationship Between Residential Learning Communities and Student Engagement
Sarah S. Hurtado, Robert M. Gonyea, Polly A. Graham, and Kevin Fosnacht
Investigating the Influence of Residential Learning Communities on Student Experiences
Laura S. Dahl, Antonio Duran, Zachary J. Hooten, Christopher J. Stipeck, Ethan Youngerman, and Matthew J. Mayhew
Thriving in Residential Learning Communities
Jennifer Eidum, Lara Lomicka, Warren Chiang, Ghada Endick, and Jill Stratton
Student Demographics and Experiences of Deeper Life Interactions within Residential Learning Communities
Rishi Sriram, Cliff Haynes, Susan D. Weintraub, Joseph Cheatle, Christopher P. Marquart, and Joseph L. Murray
Practices from the Field
Unique Strategies to Foster Integrative Learning in Residential Learning Communities
Richie Gebauer, Mary Ellen Wade, Tina Muller, Samantha Kramer, Margaret Leary, and John Sopper
Living in the Explore House: A Major and Career Exploration-Focused Residential Learning Community for Undecided Students
Jayne K. Sommers, Lucy Reile, Grant Henry, and Jennifer Thomas
An Enhanced Approach to Living and Learning Together at IUP: Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs
Justin Fair, Dan Burkett, Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Sondra Dennison, and Li Teng