Rethink & Reshape: Creating a Cohesive Commons Community. Academic Article uri icon


  • Learning centers and academic support programs are often idealized entities campuses look to for student success, retention, and engagement. By untethering our thinking about program boundaries, identities, and alliances and radically reforming, we can generate interest, passion, and opportunities across campus. The force of redistributing identity, authority, and alliances for student workers reshaped thinking about student success, high impact practices, and active learning at the highest levels. This paper explores best practices utilized by Texas A&M University at Galveston to create The Commons: Learning, Research, & Teaching communities with a focus on learning commons and how to develop considerations for other campuses. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

published proceedings

  • Learning Assistance Review (TLAR)

author list (cited authors)

  • Caton, A., & Noack, L.

complete list of authors

  • Caton, A||Noack, L

publication date

  • January 2019