1. Introduction -- Learning communities in research universities / John O'Connor -- 2. Learning communities in depth -- Promoting inquiry-guided learning through student learning communities and faculty pedagogy workshops / James A. Anderson -- Faculty development : growing, reflecting, learning, and changing / Jodi Levine Laufgraben -- University of Maryland College Park scholars : creating a coherent lens for general education / Nancy S. Shapiro -- Learning communities at the University of Michigan : the best of both worlds / David Schoem -- New Century College : connecting the classroom to the world / Karen Oates -- 3. Learning community snapshots / Barbara Leigh Smith -- the Evergreen State College -- Arizona State University -- Duke University -- Georgia State University -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis -- Iowa State University -- Syracuse University -- University of California at Los Angeles -- University of Colorado at Boulder -- University of Hawaii -- University of Illinois -- University of Missouri-Columbia -- University of Oregon -- University of Texas-El Paso -- University of Utah -- University of Washington -- University of Wisconsin -- 4. Additional resources -- Contributors.