Living-Learning Programs for STEM Students

(Retired) | Last updated December 3, 2012

Living-Learning Programs for STEM Students

(Retired) | Last updated December 3, 2012

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The initial development and ongoing management of a living-learning program for STEM students requires equal support and involvement from both the academic and residential sides of campus, which can be a challenge for many institutions.

Join us online to learn how a carefully cultivated academic mission has enabled one institution’s STEM living-learning program to be successful for nearly 20 years. Highlighting their program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, our expert instructors will answer the following questions:

  • How can residence life and academics partner to build a program?
  • What are the key budgetary considerations?
  • What are the main space needs for such a program?
  • How can you market and recruit the right student residents?
  • How can you assess the success of such an effort?

Who should attend?

This program would benefit any residence life and academic administrator who is involved with the management of living-learning communities, STEM programs, or STEM student retention at their institution. The content is most applicable to institutions that are in the early planning phases of developing or revamping their STEM living-learning program.


  •  Building the cross-campus partnership
    • Developing an academic mission
    • Considerations for collaboration between academic and residence life
    • Determining budgetary responsibilities
  • Space considerations
  • Program execution and student involvement considerations
    • Marketing and recruiting the right student residents
    • Identifying an appropriate mix of curricular and co-curricular programming
    • Establishing a peer mentoring program
  • Program assessment
    • Examining both curricular and co-curricular indicators of success

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.