We are pleased to announce that several Living-Learning Executive Team membersJustin Fair, Dan Burkett, Dawn Smith-Sherwood, and Li Tengrecently published an article to Learning Communities Research and Practice. The article, titled "An Enhanced Approach to Living and Learning Together at IUP: Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs," details the development of Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs (LLC-CPs) at IUP.

Learning Communities Research and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, researchers, administrators, and students to share current research, effective practices, critical reflections, and resources related to student learning communities in higher education.

The two pilot LLC-CPsGlobal Scholarship (available to new students for fall 2021) andScientific Communication (available for fall 2020),help students build key skills that employers and graduate schools are looking for and get them more competitive for internships, summer jobs, and research opportunities.