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Learning Community 
Publications and Presentations

Cabrini faculty have been recognized regionally and nationally for their learning-community work, publishing in notable journals and presenting at conferences across the country.


Publications:

Gebauer, R., Filling-Brown, M., Watterson, N., Filippone, A., Smith, C., Groves, L., Mace, D., & Gordon, M. (forthcoming, 2021).Operationalizing the Best Practices Model (BPM) for living-learning communities. A case study at Cabrini University. Journal of College and University Student Housing. 

Henscheid, J.M., Gebauer, R., Godowski, J., Lundeen, S. Metzger, J., Benjamin, M., Graziano, J., Sperry, R., Inkelas, K. K. (2020). We're all in this together: Learning Community Case StudiesToolbox, 19(3). 

Benjamin, M., Gebauer, R., Godowski, J., Graziano, J., Henscheid, J.M., Jessup-Anger, J., Kinzie, J., Inkleas, K. K., Lundeen, S. Metzger, J. Sperry, R. (2020). The promise of learning communities in a reimagined undergraduate experienceToolbox, 19(2). 

Gebauer, R., Wade, M.E., Muller, T., Kramer, S., Leary, M., & Sopper, J. (2020). Different ways of fostering integrative learning in residential learning communities: Integration comes in various shapes and sizes. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 8(1), 9. 

Gebauer, R. (2019). The critical nature of intentionality when supporting academically underprepared students through learning communitiesLearning Communities Research and Practice7(1), 3.

Gebauer, R. (2019). Learning communities association: Utilizing webinars to advance learning community theory and practiceJournal of Political Science Education, 15(3), 410-412.

Beckowski, C. P. & Gebauer, R. (2018). Cultivating deeper life interactions: Faculty–student relationships in a nonresidential learning communityJournal of College Student Development59(6), 752-755.

Gebauer, R., Filling-Brown, M., & Persichetti, A. (2017). Cabrini University. In T.L. Skipper (Ed.), What makes the  first-year seminar high impact? An exploration of effective educational practices (pp. 27-30). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Gebauer, R. & Filippone, A. (2016) Integrated leadership programs strengthen engagement in the first year. E-Source for College Transitions, 14(1), 19-22

Gebauer, R. & Filling-Brown, M. (2016). Writing across the curriculum through community engagement: Exploring the foster care system in a thematic living and learning community (159-170). In Schmidt, L.C. & Graziano, J. (Eds.). Building synergy for high- impact educational initiatives: First-year seminars and learning communities. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Mace, D. Watterson, N., Rademacher, N. (2014). Common Ground through Dialogue: Creating a Disposition for Civic Learning. Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook. Sage Pubs. Spring 2015.

Gebauer, R. D., Watterson, N. L., Malm, E., Filling-Brown, M. L., & Cordes, J. W. (2013). Beyond improved retention: Building value-added success on a broad foundationLearning communities research and practice1(2), 4. 

Watterson N.L., Rademacher, N.R., & Mace, D.C. (2012). Foregrounding relationships: Using deliberative dialogue engaged in justice in a living and learning communityJournal of College & Character13(2), 1-8.


Keynotes:

Gebauer, R. “Learning Communities: A Campus Wide Collaboration.” Learning Community Summer Institute. Delaware Technical Community College. Dover, DE. June 2013.


Presentations:

Watterson, N., Gebauer, R., & Filling-Brown, M. “Operationalizing the Best Practices Model (BPM) for living-learning communities. A case study at Cabrini University.” ACHUO-I Virtual Academic Initiatives Conference. October 2020.

Filling-Brown, M. & Gebauer, R. Pre-Conference Workshop. “Live With Purpose: Building a Living and Learning Community Program.” National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2019. 

Gebauer, R. “The Impact of Learning Communities on the Integrative Learning Practices of Academically At-Risk Students.” National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2019.

Gebauer, R. & Finley, D. “Developing Partnerships Between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to Support Learning Communities.” National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2019.

Gebauer, R. “The Impact of Learning Communities on the Integrative Learning Practices of Academically At-Risk Students.” World Future Forum. Chicago, IL. April 2019.

Hasse, J., Filling-Brown, M., & Gebauer, R. “Steps to Success: Embedding Information Literacy into the First-Year Seminar of the Learning Community Experience.” Annual First-Year Experience Conference. Las Vegas, NV. February 2019. 

Gebauer, R. & Filling-Brown, M. Featured Session. “Serving Underprepared Students Through Learning Communities: Action Planning for Success.” Annual First-Year Experience Conference. San Antonio, TX. February 2018. 

Filling-Brown, M. & Gebauer, R. Pre-Conference Workshop. “Architects of Community and Collaboration: Action Planning Learning Communities for Academically At-Risk Students. National Learning Community Conference. Chicago, IL. November 2017. 

Gebauer, R. “At Risk to Actively Engaged: Serving Underserved Students Through Learning Communities.” Annual First-Year Experience Conference. Atlanta, GA. February 2017.

Gebauer, R. “Erasing the Stigma: Designing and Marketing Learning Communities for At-Risk Students.” National Learning Community Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2016.

Gebauer, R. & Filippone, A., “Mission-Driven Leadership in a two-year Learning Community in the First-Year Experience.” Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience. Orlando, FL. February 2016.

Gebauer, R. & Filling-Brown, M., “Raising the Bar: The Impact of Learning Communities on First-Year At-Risk Students.” National Learning Community Conference. Kansas City, MI. November 2015.

Gebauer, R., “We’re All In: Creating a Collaborative Culture of Learning Communities On Campus.” National Learning Community Conference. Kansas City, MI. November 2015.

Filling-Brown, M. & Mace, D., “Building Assessment Culture: A Roadmap for Improving Retention, General Education, and Student Learning through Living and Learning Communities.” National Learning Community Conference. Kansas City, MI. November 2015.

Watterson, N. & Mace, D., “Scaffolding Learning: Integrating the Learning Experience Across the Academic Year.” National Learning Community Conference. Kansas City, MI. November 2015.

Persichetti, A., “Where I’m (Coming) From: A Creative Activity for Relationship-Building in LLCs for Achievement and Retention.” National Learning Community Conference. Kansas City, MI. November 2015.

Watterson, N., “Movement-Based Learning – Moving Toward Civic Engagement.” National Learning Community Conference. Kansas City, MI. November 2015.

Gebauer, R., Filling-Brown, M., Mace, D., & Wright, P. “Interested in an Institute? Action Planning for the Future.” National Learning Community Conference. Univeristy City, MI. November 2014.

Gebauer, R. & Filling-Brown, M. “Work Hard, Play Hard: How Co-Curricular Programming Enhances the Living and Curricular Experience of Living and Learning Communities.” National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2012.

Gebauer, R. & Jamgochian, A. “Don’t Go It Alone: Outlining Four Leadership Roles in Living and Learning Communities.” National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2012.

Cordes, J. & Malm, D. "Growing Pains: The Growth and Development of LLC/LC Programs." National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2012.

Watterson, N. & LaJeunesse A. "Driving Forces: Integration and Inclusivity on and Beyond Campus." National Learning Community Conference. Indianapolis, IN. November 2012.

Gebauer, R., DeJesus, M., & Beckowski, C. “ Fostering Success for Underprepared Students through Learning Communities: The Cabrini College First-Year Interest Group.” Advanced Learning Program Conference. Baltimore, MD. June 2011.

Gebauer, R. & Filling, M. “Ensuring Success, Extending Satisfaction: The Impact of Living and Learning Communities on Retention.” U.S. Department of Education Title III, Title V, and Title VIII Project Director’s Conference. Washington, D.C. April 2011.

Gebauer, R. & Kovaleski, B. “The Odd Couple; An Alternative Approach to Living and Learning.” Association of College Personnel Administrators (ACPA) National Conference. Washington, D.C. March 2009.

Gebauer, R. & Stroud, G. “Collaborating to Create Living and Learning Communities that Explore Student Voices.” Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education Conference. Immaculata University. November 2008.


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