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First-Year Programs

What We Are Reading

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The following articles, Web resources, and books have provided a wealth of information that have supported and continue to support the development of the Living-Learning Initiative. Hard copies of most of these resources are located in the Living-Learning Initiative office, located in Maryland Hall 044.

Assessment of Integrated Learning Initiatives

American Association of Colleges & Universities (2009). VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. AAC&U.

Best Practices and Research on Living Learning Initiatives

Chickering, A. W. & Gamson, Z. F. (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. American Association of Higher Education Bulletin, 1987, 39 (7), 3-7.

Inkelas, K.K. (2010). Lessons learned about one high-impact practice. Plenary address to the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, 15 May 2010, Denver, CO. 

Inkelas, K.K. & Longerbeam, S. (2008). Working towards a comprehensive typology of L/L programs. In G. Luna & J. Gahagan (Eds.), Learning initiatives in the residential setting (Monograph No. 48, pp. 29-41.) Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for the Study of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Inkelas, K.K. & Wiseman, J.L. (2003). Different by design: An examination of student  outcomes among participants in three types of living-learning programs. Journal of College  Student Development, 44(3), 335-368.

Kuh, G. (2008). High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter. Association of American Colleges & Universities.
Shapiro, N.S. & Levine, J.H. (1999). Creating learning communities: A practical guide to winning support, organizing for change, and implementing programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, B.L. and L.B. Williams, with others. 2007. Learning Communities and Student Affairs: Partnerships for Powerful Learning. Learning Communities & Educational Reform, Fall.  Olympia, WA: The Evergreen State College, Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.

Faculty and Student Affairs Collaboration

Braskamp, L., Trauvetter, L.C. & Ward, K. (2006), Putting students first: How colleges develop Students purposefully. Boston: Ankar Publishing.

Fitzpatrick, K. (2011). Swimming in unchartered waters: Understanding and developing the faculty role in residential education. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 38 (1), 70-78.

Hora, M.T. & Millar, S.B. (2011). A guide to building education partnerships: Navigating diverse cultural contexts to turn challenge into promise. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Jesuit Mission and Identity 

Jesuit Pedagogy and Mission Integration

Byron, W.J. (2000). Jesuit saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian spirit with lay colleagues and friends. Chicago: Loyola Press. 

Byron, W.J. (2010). Next generation leadership: A toolkit for those in their teens, twenties and thirties, who want to be successful leaders. Scranton: University of Scranton Press.

Lowney, C. (2003). Heroic leadership: Best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world.  Chicago: Loyola Press

O’Malley, J. (2010). Mastering the Art of Jesuit Higher Education. Lecture presented at  Loyola University Maryland, 17 March 2010. 

Traub, G.W. (Ed.) (2008). A Jesuit education reader. Chicago: Loyola Press. Research on Loyola Students

Tinney, S. (2009). The relationship between engaging in a first-year program and students’ educational experiences at Loyola College. Loyola Office of Institutional  Research.

Tinney, S. & Van Kempen, E. (2008). First-year academic report: Class of 2011. Loyola office of institutional research.