Clark Atlanta University Learn Lead Change

Learning Community

    Global Leadership Academy & University Center
    Modular #16
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Learning Community


The Clark Atlanta University Global Leadership Academy is an interdisciplinary collaboration to broaden the range of student competencies, to offer them exposure to international study and work experiences, and to promote entrepreneurship. High potential students from Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Social Work will comprise a residential learning community that provides robust peer support to undergird student achievement. The instructional program will forge experiential learning linkages with a broad spectrum of businesses and institutions from local entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations. The alignment of university faculty, staff, students, alumni, corporate and community stakeholders will focus their collective efforts to develop knowledgeable, effective and ethical citizens of the world community of commerce.

Involvement is important to student education. Through seminars, group projects, class discussions, and self-evaluation reports, the program will foster the development of peer support groups to help students find balance amid the competing demands of the academic and social development dimensions of attending college. Learning communities have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to increase students’ involvement in their learning activities while significantly improving student retention when compared to students in a traditional curriculum.

The focus of the Global Leadership Academy is driven by the belief that these CAU undergraduates’ academic as well as ultimate life success can be significantly enhanced by a residential, interdisciplinary, outcomes-based academic experience emphasizing extensive mentoring and peer support augmented with work and study experiences abroad, and leadership training.