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Undergraduate Research and Engagement
Faculty Lunch Seminar:
Baruch’s Freshman Learning Communities
Tuesday, October 24, 1:00pm. NVC 6-210
Lunch will be served and seating is limited
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Professor Esther Allen, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this fall, Baruch College’s program of Freshman Learning Communities is directed by Associate Dean Gary Hentzi, who will speak about it over lunch. The program has counterparts in a large number of colleges and universities across the country; its underlying principle is that learning has a social dimension. A large body of research suggests that students learn most effectively in an environment that promotes regular exchanges with others, faculty as well as peers. The goal of our learning communities is to create such an environment for our incoming freshmen, and thereby empower them to pursue creative and research goals from the very beginning of their college years. Recently, the program has included a number of globally-themed communities, which expand the concept to complement the college’s other global initiatives.
Professor, Modern Languages, B6-256