The 2009 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) report reveals that LSC-CyFair scored consistently higher than our benchmark institutions on student engagement. Our unique options, including learning communities, service learning, honors and international education, provide guidance for designing, developing and delivering an exceptional student learning experience.
In order to promote student engagement and active learning, our faculty:
These high-impact learning experiences are intended to:
Learning Communities link two or more classes from different disciplines and focus on a common theme. Students get to work collaboratively on assignments, projects, conduct research, develop creative presentations or participate in Service Learning. Students enrolled in Learning Communities classes get the opportunity to work closely with faculty from both disciplines as well as with other students, develop critical thinking skills and become responsible learners. Students enrolled in LC courses receive credit for both classes.
Service Learning combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking, civic engagement and responsibility. Service Learning is designed for hands-on active learning similar to field trips. Students will perform 15 hours service in community service outside of the classroom and will relate their experience to the course material in the form of reflection (journal, presentation, report).
International Studies Program
We offer International Study designated courses, which allow students to expand their global views and to enrich their cultural and social experiences.
Our study abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to expand their global views and learn other languages and cultures while earning college credit. Students have traveled to Italy, China, England, Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada. In Summer 2013, Lone Star College-CyFair students will travel to Great Britain and Tanzania.