College Success Learning Communities

For a Stronger Connection to MxCC

Learning communities are a kind of co-registration or block scheduling that enables a small group of students to take all their courses together. Students in the class form a “community of learners” whose members are all studying the same material. In the Fall, 2010, Middlesex will be offering College Success Learning Communities at both our main Middletown campus and at the Meriden Center. You can get started on your degree while completing some basic skills requirements. Here are some of the benefits of participating in a College Success Learning Community

  • Ease transition to college
  • Meet basic skills requirements
  • Take a Freshman Seminar
  • Connect with a group of students
  • Receive individualized attention from faculty
  • Build a solid base for college and beyond

If students would like to be full time, they are encouraged to select other appropriate courses with MxCC advisors. Math and reading are highly encouraged. Review placement test results with advisors.

The purpose of the Learning Community is to ease students’ transition to college; offer more individualized attention from faculty; provide an integrative approach to course work; sharpen critical thinking skills; encourage skill use across the curriculum; build a solid base for students to launch their college years; and inspire persistence to next semester.

For information and questions, please contact:
Donna Bontatibus

Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5802
Office Location: Snow 520
Office Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 8:30 – 9:20 a.m., Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. –  12:20 p.m. (and by appointment)
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