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Learning Communities & Structured Learning

What is a WSCC Learning Community?
A WSCC Learning Community (LC) is a group of students (usually one 9:30 course) who participate in organized group-learning outside of the classroom.

What do students in Learning Communities do?
Students in a Learning Community, or LC, attend “community” events together. LC students share common experiences centered on their academics and community, achieve a deeper understanding of their course’s subject matter, build relationships with one another, and learn together.
In a Learning Community, students connect with their Wallace State community, faculty, and peers by attending or virtually-attending campus and community events together, and processing their experiences as part of their class.

Why take an LC?
LC activities make learning personal. You’ll see how to use what you learn in the “real world”.
• You’ll use what you learn. See first bullet.
• You’ll explore course material in a more in-depth way.
• You’ll attend campus and off-campus events as part of your class.
• You’ll learn a lot about WSCC, your classmates, and yourself.

The Format
  • Students register for ONE course, but connect with other courses through events and activities
  • 9:30 classes only
  • Students experience various WSCC and community opportunities

Fall 2013 9:30 LC Courses

Download the Diversity Rubric for LC Instructors


Lindsey Jones, American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, Puppet Show - Burrow Center
Wednesday, March 25 - 9:30 a.m.

The Lion’s Den Writing Club presents Mix-tape Talent Show - Burrow Center Recital Hall
Wednesday, April 8 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Suhana Chikatla, DESI: Decoding Educational System of India - Burrow Center 
Tuesday, April 14 - 9:30 a.m.

Morgan Smith, A Career in the Arts - Burrow Center
Wednesday, April 15 - 9:30 a.m.

India and the Indian Culture, Dr. Suhana Chikatla - Burrow Center
Tuesday, April 21 - 9:30 a.m.



Structured Learning Assistance Classes
  • Help students succeed in difficult courses
  • Provide a method of study and learning skills
  • Offer extra learning time at no cost

What are Structured Learning Assistance Classes?
Structured Learning Assistance classes or SLAs are classes that provide academic support to assist all WSCC students in difficult courses. The program features weekly required study and practice workshops where students receive free additional help in order to master course content and to develop learning strategies for the course. These are offered on a first-come basis, and study sessions are required in addition to regular class meetings.

For more information contact Dr. Beth Bownes-Johnson at 256-352-8190 or beth.johnson@wallacestate.edu