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In a Living-Learning Community, students with similar interests and goals have the opportunity to live together and study together in Windward Commons. Students will apply for a Living-Learning Community on their housing application. Armstrong offers the following living-learning communities:
Benefits available to participants in any of the 8 living-learning are tutoring services located within Windward Commons in the areas of math, courses taught in Windward Commons classrooms, personal success at Armstrong and beyond.
Academic Based Communities
The College of Education Living-Learning Community is designed especially for students who are interested in becoming teachers or in exploring the idea of education as a college major. The goals for the students who live in this community include:
- Making friends and colleagues for life (living together is different from just having a class or two together)
- Connecting with faculty mentors. Students in the Education Living- Learning Community have access to a designated advisor and faculty mentors (who also teach classes in the residence hall) as well as a graduate student, who is available to help with homework or other academic and “college-negotiating” issues
- Experiencing profession-related activities before they begin their major, through Living-Learning Community activities
ATTACHED ACADEMIC COURSE: EDUC 2110 - Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education.
The College of Health Professions Living-Learning Community is designed especially for students planning to apply to clinical programs such as Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Science and Respiratory Therapy or major in Communication Science & Disorders, Rehabilitation Sciences, or Health Sciences. Students involved in this learning community will have opportunities to participate in:
- Seminars of an academic nature and covering basic survival skills designed to foster academic success
- Tutoring in math, chemistry, biology, English and writing
- Possible volunteer opportunities at a local hospital in your area of interest
- Faculty, staff and peer mentors with whom you build a relationship and expand your professional network
- One-on-one academic advisement and career exploration
ATTACHED ACADEMIC COURSE: NONE
The Science and Technology Living-Learning Community is designed for students majoring in Biology.
Learn about what various pathways and opportunities are out there in the Biology field - ranging from sea turtle research to preparation for being a medical doctor. Discover what it takes to succeed in the major and how to prepare academically and personally for a rewarding career in the field. Grow key networks of friends, students, faculty and future colleagues. Get academic support that will help you succeed in these rigorous fields of study. Members of this Learning Community will have the following opportunities:
- Seminars with an academic focus, covering topics such as basic survival skills and adjusting to college life
- Faculty/ staff mentors with whom you build a relationship and expand your professional network
- Fun, social and learning activities with others who have similar interests
ATTACHED ACADEMIC COURSE: BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology I
Special Interest Communities
The Honors Living-Learning Community is specifically designed for students who are admitted members of the Honors Program at Armstrong who want to live in close proximity to one another within Windward Commons. Students in this community will be required to take one honors course of their choice during the Fall 2014 term, and they must apply for and be accepted into the Honors Program in advance of housing placement.
In the Honors Living-Learning Community, students will be permitted to bring in their own non-Honors roommate if they so desire, or they will be paired up with another honors student.
To learn more about the Honors Program and its requirements, visit this website link: http://www.armstrong.edu/Departments/honors_program/honors_welcome
ATTACHED ACADEMIC COURSE: An honors-level course of your choosing.
Do you get involved with friends and in activities easily? Do you wish you were more able to get involved and have a voice? Are you interested in learning strong leadership practices as well as giving back to the community?
The Learning to Lead Living-Learning Community is for both experienced and new leaders who want to learn and practice skills that will help make them more effective in whatever they do. It also provides you with a great opportunity to give back to Armstrong and the Greater Savannah community.
Participation in the Learning to Lead Living-Learning Community will also help to prepare you to find a job on or off campus while you attend school, as well as give you essential networking skills that will help you beyond graduation.
In the Learning to Lead Living-Learning Community you will:
- Participate in a bi-weekly workshop style seminar that will explore:
- An active approach to leadership in which students learn and practice valuable life-lessons
- Students' values and styles of communication, conflict resolution, and working with others in order to help them become more effective
- Students' leadership skills and styles, and engage in group projects to further their own skills
- Opportunities to put learned skills to work by participating in projects within the community
- Participate in a variety of co-curricular opportunities such as Treasure Savannah, House Calls, and other activities targeted toward service to community and peer mentorship.
- Meet bi-weekly with leaders within the school as well as the Savannah community to gain insights on what it takes to be a great leader.
ATTACHED ACADEMIC COURSE: LEAD 1001—Introduction to Leadership Studies (will fulfill your ethics requirement within the core curriculum)