At the Boundaries, in the Trenches: Curriculum Development and Implementation in Learning Communities at an Urban Commuter College

  • Ellen R. Belton Brooklyn College
Keywords: Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Learning Communities, Commuter Colleges


One of the greatest difficulties facing learning community programs at urban nonresidential colleges and universities is the challenge of promoting communication and collaboration among faculty from different disciplines. In this article, the authors, a learning communities coordinator and a learning communities faculty team member, describe and reflect on the outcomes of a semester-long faculty development seminar designed to facilitate the exploration of common learning goals and the development of integrative learning activities and assignments.