This study examined the relative effectiveness of a first year learning community program at JWU, the Collaborative Learning Program (CLP), compared to the typical student first-year experience. We collected data from students enrolled in the CLP (n = 109) and non-CLP control students (n =116), and we compared end-of-semester GPAs, as well as scores on an assessment of student engagement, belongingness, and self-efficacy. Results indicated a significant difference in GPA, with the CLP students achieving a higher GPA at the end of Fall 2021 relative to controls, but there were no significant differences on the other variables.
Mosko, Jonathan, "Analysis of the first year Learning Community approach at JWU: Enhancing the first-year experience." (2022). Humanities Department Faculty Publications & Research. 47.