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Learning Communities seek student leaders

Published: November 8, 2019 Author: Staff reports

Interested in helping first-year students adapt to life at OHIO? Apply to be a Learning Community Leader (LCL).

Learning Communities (LC) create learning-based peer networks by enrolling groups of up to 25 students in sets of thematically linked courses. LCLs work with their LC instructor to lead a weekly core course with a LC group, plan outside activities, and hold study sessions while earning $8.80 an hour for up to 10 hours a week.

Learning Community Leader Rachel Zelinsky encourages other students to apply to serve as LCLs.

“The most rewarding part of being a Learning Community Leader has been watching my students grow into who they want to be, while finding their future career paths,” said Zelinsky. “As an LCL, I have had the opportunity to pass on knowledge and experience I have gained as an upperclassman. I have guided first-year students with their adjustments to being in college and away from home for the first time.”

This year the application cycle has begun earlier in the year and applications to become a Learning Community Leader are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 3. Faculty and staff may nominate students to LC positions by completing the nomination form at www.ohio.edu/uc/learning-communities/apply.

“Learning Community Leaders play an important role in helping first-year and transfer students with a successful transition to college life,” said Director of Learning Community Programs Kris Kumfer. “LCLs help inform and engage new students both in and outside the classroom as they build connections at Ohio University and in the greater community.”

For complete details and to apply, visit www.ohio.edu/uc/learning-communities/apply. Questions? Contact us at learning.communities@ohio.edu or 740-593-1953.