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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:

“Writing Across the Curriculum Through Community Engagement: Exploring the Foster Care System in a Thematic Living and Learning Community.” 

  • Co-authored case study, Richie Gebauer and Michelle Filling-Brown, PhD, featured in “Building Synergy for High-Impact Educational Initiatives: First-Year Seminars and Learning Communities” produced by a collaborative effort between the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education. January 2016.

“Common Ground through Dialogue: Creating a Disposition for Civic Learning.” 

  • Co‑authored chapter with Darryl Mace, PhD, Nancy Watterson, PhD, and Nicholas Rademacher, PhD. Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook.” Sage Pubs. (forthcoming, spring 2015)

“Beyond Improved Retention: Building Value-Added Success on a Broad Foundation.” 

  • Co‑authors: Richie Gebauer, Nancy Watterson, PhD, Michelle Filling-Brown, PhD, Eric Malm, PhD, and John Cordes, PhD. Learning Communities Research and Practice. Volume 1, Issue 2. June 2013.

“Foregrounding Relationships: Using Deliberative Dialogue and Engaged Justice in a Living and Learning Community.” 

  • Co-authors: Nicholas Rademacher, PhD, Nancy Watterson, PhD, and Darryl C. Mace, PhD.The Journal of College and Character. (Invited Feature article). Special Issue. May 2012.

Keynotes:

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


Presentations:

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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