This manuscript addresses learning communities (LCs) as a strategy to retain graduate students until program completion. Definitions of LCs and their early development are presented. The benefits of LCs to groups of students with common interests are discussed. In addition, reasons for early graduate student attrition are included. Common models of LCs and characteristics of effective LCs are elaborated. Finally, suggestions for further research are given.
"Retention of Graduate Students Through Learning Communities,"
Journal of STEM Teacher Education: Vol. 45
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/jste/vol45/iss2/6