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Learning Signature at LSC-CyFair

Mission Statement

Lone Star College-CyFair is committed to providing innovative and creative active learning environments which focus on student engagement and success. We call this unique approach to instruction our Learning Signature.

Faculty Quality of Excellence

The Faculty Quality of Excellence complements our Learning Signature in that it supports our innovation and pursuit of learning. As faculty members of Lone Star College CyFair, we strive to create a notion of world citizenry in our students. In that pursuit, we model ways of thinking and being that incorporate diversity, equality, and equity. We are innovative in the pursuit of learning. Ultimately, we create a culture where learning thrives, people are safe, and we mirror the qualities of world citizenry. http://www.lonestar.edu/departments/organizationaldevelopment/FQE-Flyer.pdf

Active Learning

We believe active learning occurs in all of our classes. We are committed to providing opportunities for students to connect real life, real learning, and real experiences in every subject they are studying. Click here for some examples of Active Learning techniques used in the classroom.

Active Learning Programs

The following are examples of some of the methodologies that are used to complement the Learning Signature.

LEARNING COMMUNITIES
The Learning Networks are thematic academic courses offering an unique approach to a learning community. Classes are not linked.  Instead, the idea is to build a social network through activities inside and outside of class, explore topical themes, and create a culture of student engagement.  Thematic Learning Communities classes offer students an innovative and exciting way to learn through the integration of two linked courses from different disciplines that focus on a common theme or question.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
International Education Programs are offered through International Studies courses and the Study Abroad program.

SERVICE LEARNING
Service Learning is a method of learning that combines active participation in community service experiences with academic instruction.

DISTANCE LEARNING
Distance Learning is a form of instruction where the instructor and students are in physically separate locations. Classes may be delivered online or in the flex course style where instruction takes place both online and in the classroom.

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) active learning strategies are used in all disciplines. These informal and formal writing activities provide opportunities for student critical thinking  and insight, leading to enhanced engagement, understanding, and quality of work. Activities may include (but are not limited to) student reflections, journals, summaries, questions, logs, posts, responses, descriptions, freewriting, lyrics, analyses, reports, annotations, outlines, abstracts, bibliographies, essays, and research papers.

HONORS COLLEGE
The Lone Star College-CyFair Honors College provides student an opportunity for enhanced intellectual exploration by providing a simulating and enriching academic environment.

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