Reaching hard to reach students through student learning communities

Patrick Blessinger



Because of the many hurdles and adjustments that students face during their first year at university, it is, typically, during this crucial time period that students decide to continue with their studies, transfer to another university or quit attending university altogether. Student learning communities attempt to mitigate those factors that may lead to student dissatisfaction and non-engagement. To this end, student learning communities attempt to improve student satisfaction and engagement, and concomitantly, to improve student retention and graduation rates.

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