In the program, students are placed together as a cohort into the same linked classes, or learning communities, for one semester. To meet different student needs, courses in the program are offered as full-semester length (16-week) courses of two different disciplines to maximize their inter-related curriculum. In all learning community formats, the scheduling and pacing may differ, but not the core curriculum, nor academic integrity.
The main highlight of the Learning Community program is that the students are able to engage in cohesive and supportive learning environments with their instructor(s) and their peers through some of the following: study groups, integrated assignments or special projects, or field trips. Some of the most dynamic faculty members at Rio Hondo teach the Learning Community courses. Data shows higher rates of student retention, success, and persistence for students who enroll in our Learning Community courses.
Requirements for Student Participation:
All students are welcome to participate in this Learning Community as long as they meet the necessary course prerequisites (as applicable) and follow the appropriate registration process. Note that all course sections listed for a learning community require “co-enrollment,” as they are intended to be linked.
- Registration for the Spring 2019 Learning Community begins in early November through January 25, 2019 (or until classes fill). Students must contact Dr. Sergio Guzman at Sergio.Guzman@riohondo.edu to receive clearance to register (class schedule below). Students must then enroll in the linked courses during their assigned registration period and pay the course fees.
- After classes begin on January 26, 2019, students who wish to add must attend the first class meeting for each linked course and request each instructor’s approval for an add code, pending space availability. Students must then add all of the linked courses within the next 24 hours (before the add codes expire) and pay the course fees.
All students must attend all of their registered courses on the first day of classes to maintain their enrollment status, or they may be dropped.
Spring 2019 Learning Community Cohort Schedule:
Cohort #1 (Learning Community)
KINA 134 CRN 35115 Diane Stankevitz TR 8:05-9:30am 1 unit
Math 130 CRN 35649 Matthew Pitassi TR 10:20am-12:25pm 4 units
Cohort #2 (Learning Community)
SOC 101 CRN 30036 Melissa Juarez MW 11:15am-12:40pm 3 units
ENG 101 CRN 31281 Dana Vazquez MW 12:50-2:15pm & W 2:25-3:50pm 3.5 units
*Please check back in May for more Learning Community cohorts to be offered for Fall 2019 semester.
Barbara Salazar, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Success & Retention, LR 120
Tyler Okamoto, Basic Skills Faculty Coordinator, Office of Student Success & Retention, LR 125A
Sergio Guzman, Counselor, Counseling & Student Success, AJ 215
Elizabeth Telles, Clerk Typist, Office of Student Success & Retention, LR 201
You may contact Sergio Guzman by using the Contact Form below: