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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the STEM Learning Communities?

    A learning community is defined as "A group taking the same classes, learning and supporting each other." Think of it as a built-in study group of fellow students, all helping one another in and beyond the classroom and all aiming for the same results: enhanced comprehension skills and higher grades!

  • Which types of learning communities does UTB offer?

    In integrated learning communities, professors from each course collaborate to design class work and activities that support learning in both courses. In cohort learning communities, the courses are independent from each other, but the students taking the classes together share a common interest in a major or career. In stand alone learning communities, students take the same course and work as groups within this class.  

  • What is Title V?

    Title V is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive learning communities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) fields at UTB. Our goal is to provide the academic and social support you need to be successful in your studies.

  • Who should join our learning communities?

    Students majoring or interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics(STEM) fields.

  • What are the benefits of participating in a STEM Learning Community?

    Research indicates that students who participate in learning communities:
    - Have stronger reading, writing, and critical thinking skills,
    - Earn a higher GPA
    - Build lasting friendships.

  • How do I register? 

    Brownsville Early College High School students will be automatically registered for their learning community classes by our staff. All other students can self-register for our linked courses using Scorpion Online, with the help of our Student Activities Coordinator  Rosalinda Garza or with their academic advisor. Our linked courses are listed in Scorpion Online with notations indicating which courses they are linked to.

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