Guest presenters:

  • Dr. Brenda Spencer, Director, Living-Learning Community Program, Florida A&M University
  • Neudy Nuñez, Assistant Dean and Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of South Florida
  • Delaenam Akahoho, First-year Master’s student (College of Public Health), University of South Florida
  • Jasmine Welch, Junior (Biology/Pre-Medicine major), Florida A&M University

FCAN host:  Kristen Hengtgen, Senior Researcher, Florida College Access Network

About one in three first-year college students don’t return for their sophomore year. For first-generation students (about half of Florida college students), only one in four earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) may be a relevant strategy for helping students — particularly first-generation and underrepresented minorities — succeed. Offered at both two and four-year colleges across the nation, LLCs are a group of students who live on the same floor of a residential hall and share an interest in a common theme or major. By embedding campus engagement and offering peer and faculty touchpoints, LLCs can increase student retention rates and academic performance.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What LLCs can offer, particularly for students of color and first-generation students
  • How LLCs are a “high-impact strategy” for retention and student success
  • What students have to say about living in an LLC, from two LLC students who will join to share their experience

Event Details

Webinar: Strengthening Campus Connections: How Living Learning Communities Increase Student Success
Date and Time
: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1 -2  p.m. EST

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