Learning Communities Design Team (2009-2010) | MVCC | Mohawk Valley Community College
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Learning Communities Design Team

Purpose Statement:
The purpose of the Learning Communities System Design Team is to develop a coordinated support system to significantly expand learning communities throughout the curriculum.

Charter Sponsor
VP for Learning & Academic Affairs

Charter Contact
Maryrose Eannace

November 2009 - March 2010



  • Research literature and best practices at 3 SUNY and 3 non-SUNY community colleges and The Washington Center.
  • Synthesize research to develop preliminary recommendations and solicit feedback from College Senate and Academic Affairs Admin Team.  Integrate feedback to develop final recommendations to VPLAA.


  • Make decisions; discuss personnel issues; discuss contractual issues


  • Keep the College mission with an emphasis on the student experience front and center.
  • Be creative and think big.
  • Think about what’s best for students.
  • Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue.