A learning community is a group of students that are actively engaged in learning together and from each other. Learning communities are a cohort-based, interdisciplinary approach to education. Learning Communities at Gateway Learning communities at Gateway Community and Technical College are called LinC courses (Learning In Communities). In most learning communities, no more than 25 students are enrolled in two classes that are intentionally paired with each other. Generally, LinC pairings consist of a developmental course and a general education course, or a general education course and a program core course.
We’ve found that students who participate in LinC courses are more likely (than non-participants) to remain active at Gateway and they are more satisfied with their overall college experience in general. Also, LinC students have indicated a greater opportunity to interact closely with faculty, participate in study groups, apply their learning to real world problems, and work with other students.
Contact your advisor if you are interested in enrolling in a LinC course!