What are learning communities?
A Learning Community (LC) is a small group of first-year students who take classes together and share some common interests. Arts & Science Learning Communities are designed to ease the transition into university by providing our first-year students with extra opportunities to make friends, study and explore ideas together, and work together to develop the academic and personal skills to succeed.
Learning Communities are what a university education is all about – students and faculty from many different backgrounds come together to explore big ideas and a wide range of perspectives on the world. Through this experience, students grow personally as they advance intellectually, and make lifelong friendships.
Arts and Science Learning Communities have three main goals:
- Build Community - Learning Communities allow first year students to begin university surrounded by students who have the same interests and goals. Through Learning Communities, students build connections to people and places across campus that will help support them on their academic journey.
- Explore Careers - University is a great place to come and improve what you know, but who you know counts too. Learning Communities will help introduce students to programs and colleges across campus that are related to their interests and connect you to professionals who turned similar interests into exciting careers.
- Enrich Academics - University is a whole different ballgame than high school. Learning Communities will connect Peer Mentors - our team of expert learners - to first year students to help them develop the academic skills they need to flourish.
Arts & Science Learning Communities
The College of Arts & Science is the largest and most diverse college at the University of Saskatchewan. To meet the needs of our first-year learners, the Arts & Science Learning Communities program offers:
- First-year Learning Experience (FLEX)
- Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP)
- University Transition Program (UTRAN)
- For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"90% of FLEX students would recommend FLEX Learning Communities to a sibling or friend"
Source: 2017-18 FLEX Student Survey November 2017
LC offerings for 2019 -20 coming April 2019, website opens for sign up May 1, 2019 at Noon.