MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — By the fall semester of 2019, West Virginia University expects to have almost 1,100 students residing in Living-Learning Communities, a re-envisioned approach to bridging the gap between academic and non-academic life on campus to help build retention.
In a report to the Board of Governors Friday (Feb. 16), Dean of Students Corey Farris and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Paul Kreider reported on the history of the initiative as well as plans for its growth during the next few years.
There are currently seven LLCs, ranging from first generation students to engineering to creative arts to forensic sciences. Some of the communities require an assignment, others are self-selecting. Four more are planned by the fall of 2019, including business and health professionals.
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