Housing Residential Life Version2


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Miranda Adams & Mallory Smith

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Housing Residential Life Version2

  1. 1. Residential Life and Student Housing Miranda Adams & Mallory Smith Student Services in Higher Education Janine Allen October 25, 2009
  2. 2. What is It? <ul><li>Housing vs. Residential Life (University of Central Florida, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Separate? </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Does it Do for Students? <ul><li>“ Residences are much more than convenient places to live! Taking advantage of the opportunities and diversity within them allows for richer learning, enhanced development and memories that will last for a lifetime” </li></ul><ul><li>- Residence Life Professional Association, 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Cognitive Complexity: Students will learn to... </li></ul><ul><li>foresee the consequences of their actions </li></ul><ul><li>articulate their ideas while respecting contrary ones </li></ul><ul><li>think independently and make decisions for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>process information regarding housing needs and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Acquisition, Integration, and Application: Students will learn to... </li></ul><ul><li>use knowledge gained from classroom and extracurricular experiences and apply it to their residence hall community living </li></ul><ul><li>identify and utilize appropriate campus and life resources </li></ul><ul><li>internalize and follow basic college policies </li></ul><ul><li>recognize the Wellness Model* as a means to well-rounded living </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are standards of good practice that guide professionals in the area of housing and residential life? Standards of Practice
  6. 6. Standards of Practice <ul><li>ASCA Ethical Principles and Standards of Good Conduct (www.theasca.og) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Standards of Practice Seattle University <ul><li>Housing and Residence Life Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Our residential communities empower leaders for a just and humane world by fostering learning, development, and community living. We contribute to a vital and engaged university community by offering student-centered programs and services.  </li></ul><ul><li>Housing and Residence Life Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Using the University's core values as our guiding principles, we strive to provide safe, secure, and well maintained residential facilities with diverse living options that support the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth of our students by collaborating with students, staff, and faculty to create a seamless learning experience inside and outside the classroom. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Standards of Practice University of Maine <ul><li>Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Through collaborative efforts and continuous transformation we seek to be a model of excellence in serving our students. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Residence Life intentionally fosters communities that create a sense of belonging and provides active learning environments that enhance our students' engagement in their own development and academic success. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Standards for Students <ul><li>Standards are also formally created by the school administration to guide the conduct of the residential students, and often framed as “community standards” or “rules for living” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Theories that Inform Good Practice <ul><li>Theories that inform good practice in the literature include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Development theories: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chickering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gilligan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Astin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tinto </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pascarella </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Theories that Inform Good Practice <ul><li>Also notable in the literature on Residence Life is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Theory/Sustainability Literature </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Professional Associations and Journals <ul><li>NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – www.naspa.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Association of College & University Housing Officers (ACUHO) – www.acuho-i.org </li></ul><ul><li>American College Personnel Association (ACPA) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Professional Associations and Journals <ul><li>National Residence Hall Honorary - www.nrhh.org </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of College & Residence Halls(NACURH) - www.nacurh.org </li></ul>
  14. 14. Professional Associations and Journals <ul><li>The Journal of College & University Student Housing http://www.acuho-i.org/Resources/JournalofCollegebrUniversityStudentbrHousing/tabid/90/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>The ASCA Law & Policy Report http://www.theasca.org/en/cms/?38 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Major Issues <ul><li>Mass students = mass illness </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous alcohol use </li></ul><ul><li>Some vary by campus (i.e. security, conflict resolution, etc.) </li></ul>
  16. 16. A Professional Perspective <ul><li>“ The amount of training that you would need to be prepared for all of the possible issues that come up in residential life and housing is so extensive that it is not possible. You just have to do the best that you can and stay calm and logical when problem solving.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Noelle MacNair, Assistant Director of Residential Life & Housing at Concordia University </li></ul>
  17. 17. References Edwards, K. E. & McKelfresh, D. A. (2002). The impact of a living learning center on students’ academic success and persistence. Journal of College Student Development, 43 (3), pp. 395-402.   Fogg, P. (2008, March 7). Dorm therapy. Chronicle of Higher Education, 54 (26), pp. B24-B25.   Harrison, L. H., Dwyer, D. M., Maples, C. T., & Billmann, L. (1999). Risk of meningococcal infection in college students. The Journal of the American Medical Association , 281 (20), 1906-1910. JAMA . Retrieved October 21, 2009, from http://jama.ama-assn.org.proxy.lib.pdx.edu/cgi/content/full/jama%3B281/20/1906   Kanoy, K. W., & Bruhn, J.W. (1996). Effects of a first year living and learning residence hall on retention and academic performance. Journal of the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition, 8 (1), 7-23.   Komives, S.R. & Woodard, D. (2003) Student services: a handbook for the profession. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. ) Palmer, C., Broido, E., & Campbell, J. (2008) A commentary on “The educational role in college student housing.” Journal of College & University Student Housing, 35 (2), pp. 86-89.
  18. 18. References Residence Life Professional Association. (2009). The RLPA. Retrieved October 18, 2009, from http://www.rlpa.ca/index.html Riker, H. C. & Decoster, D. A. (2008) The educational role in college student housing. Journal of College & University Student Housing, 35 (2), pp. 80-85.    University of Central Florida. (2007, December 21). About Us. Retrieved October 18, 2009, from http://www.housing.ucf.edu/about.php?page=mission   Whitman College. &quot;Residence Life Learning Outcomes.&quot; Residence Life . 2004. Web. 23 Oct. 2009. < http://www.whitman.edu/content/residence_life/learning/learning-outcomes >.   Whittier College. (2007). Residential Life. Retrieved October 19, 2009, from http://www.whittier.edu/students/ResidentialLife/default.aspx Winston, R. B. & Anchors, S. (1993) Student housing and residential life: A handbook for professionals committed to student development goals. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. Zamboanga, B. L., Olthuis, J. V., Horton, N. J., McCollum, E. C., Lee, J. J., & Shaw, R. (2009). Where's the house party? Hazardous drinking behaviors and related risk factors. Journal of Psychology, 143(3), 228-244.