Implementation of First-Year Seminars, the Summer Academy Bridge Program, and Themed Learning Communities

  • Lauren P. Chism Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Gayle Williams Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Keywords: Higher Education, Learning Communities


Many colleges offer a summer bridge program and even more offer learning communities for first-year students. Few, however, link these initiatives. This article will offer brief descriptions of IUPUI's successful bridge, learning community, and themed learning community (TLC) initiatives; examine the links between them; and share assessment data, concentrating on students who are involved in all three initiatives.