Scholars Learning Community

The Scholars Learning Community

Interested in a challenge? The Scholar’s Learning Community is an academic and social cluster of students that have similar motivations and work ethics. These students seek to challenge themselves in critical and reflective thinking, leadership, psychology and philosophy. Students admitted into this Learning Community will be held to higher academic standards. These students will develop intrapersonal skills through experiences provided in and outside of the classroom. Students will also discover and apply connections from interdisciplinary studies.

“Teaching in this learning community is a wonderful challenge that extends my skills as an educator. Meeting our students’ energy and enthusiasm in kind and collaborating with creative, engaged colleagues has brought insights into all my teaching.”

~ Kim Kleinman, Scholars Instructor

Students in the Scholars LC will learn:

• how to apply connections of ideas from interdisciplinary studies

• how to develop interpersonal skills through inside and outside the classroom collaboration

• how to build critical thinking and reflective thinking skills


During the academic year, the scholars attend many exclusive programs together. These programs are often designed to enhance the classroom curriculum. All the programs are free to Scholars Learning Community students. While these programs often change from year to year. A few events from recent years include:

STL Food Crawl, City Museum, Missouri Zen Center


FRSH 1200 SEC 01 Beginning to Commence

Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Instructor: Kim Kleinman (kleinman@webster.edu)

PHIL 2080 01 Mechanism and Metaphor

Monday/Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Instructor: Bruce Umbaugh (bumbaugh@webster.edu)

MUSC 1071 01 Using Music to Explore How We Learn

Wednesday 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Instructor: Carla Colletti (carlacolletti88@webster.edu)

Questions? Feel free to contact:

Justin Barton, Director of First Year Experience


Vanika Spencer, Coordinator of First Year Experience



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