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Stauffer, Christina; Kimmel, Dillon – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Successful implementation of a Residential Curriculum Model is dependent on the preparedness and investment of professional staff to design the learning experiences taking place in residence halls. Recent literature urges student affairs educators to embrace approaches which contribute to student learning beyond the classroom. This concept has…
Descriptors: College Housing, Resident Advisers, College Students, Curriculum Development
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Bury, Becki; Macon, Heather J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
With an overall goal of continuous learning, what emphasis is placed on competencies in entry-level residence life professional training? Staff in campus housing departments use competency-based training to provide higher levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities especially between the first and third years of entry-level residence life…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Training, Competence, Staff Development
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Altmaier, Pamela – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Bias-related incidents targets students from historically marginalized populations regularly. These experiences may have emotional, physiological, and even physical consequences causing these students to have lower retention rates in higher education. Through individual interviews and a follow-up focus group, eight participants shared their…
Descriptors: College Housing, Racial Bias, Social Bias, At Risk Students
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McCluskey-Titus, Phyllis; Cawthon, Tony W.; Helms, Zach – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Residence Life Training Programs have evolved over the past quarter century, yet few studies have explored how changes in training impact the preparation and retention of staff. Utilizing a mixed-method design of survey and interview data with housing professionals trained since 1993, this study explores trends in residence life training and…
Descriptors: College Housing, Staff Development, Training, Resident Advisers
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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Live-in college residential life positions often involve extensive and diverse responsibilities including the support of residential students experiencing traumatic life events. While live-in staff undergo extensive training in regard to supporting these students, they are often ill-equipped to understand and prevent potential negative…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Work, Praxis, Trauma
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Pitts, James A.; Waryold, Daisy – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
The Sanction Enhancement Group, pilot tested in the Division of Housing at the University of Florida, was a structured group experience for residence hall students. The group's experience reflected a major goal of the judicial system within the Division of Housing--education through redirecting behavior. The group members were students whose…
Descriptors: Punishment, Dormitories, Discipline, Peer Relationship
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
An early study of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in residence hall conduct settings was Pitts and Waryold's (1990) article "Conducting a Sanction Enhancement Group as an Alternative to Punishment in a University Residence Hall Discipline System" in "The Journal of College and University Student Housing" (see EJ1220508).…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Punishment, Discipline
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Boettcher, Michelle L.; Eason, Angel; Earnest, Kurt; Lewis, Leslie – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Students of Color Experience predominantly White institutions (PWIs) differently than do White students in terms of belonging, support, connecting, and success. While this topic has been explored broadly, there remain gaps in the literature about experiences of Students of Color in the context of residential communities, which provide the setting…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Minority Group Students, Institutional Characteristics, Sense of Community
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Schmid, David; Wagstaff, Jennifer – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Well-developed helping skills are essential among entry-level housing professionals to effectively perform their duties and responsibilities. This regional survey of senior housing officer perceptions of entry-level housing professionals' proficiency with helping skills revealed the need for increased training. In addition to the survey, the…
Descriptors: College Housing, Student Personnel Workers, Entry Workers, Helping Relationship
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Stoner, James C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Hiring the most capable students to serve in the RA role should be a top priority for housing departments due to their critical role as front-line student success employees. The effort to identify and hire RAs typically includes a substantial investment of personnel resources in hiring processes, where candidates are typically evaluated across…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Housing, Personnel Selection, Job Performance
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Haynes, Cliff – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The experiences of female students in an engineering living-learning program (LLP) are described in this study using a constructivist theoretical perspective. The study aims to fill gaps in the literature using qualitative methods. Data from 13 semi-structured individual interviews serve as the primary data source. After conducting a metaphorical…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Figurative Language, Social Support Groups
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Boone, Katherine B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The sources of work motivation for resident assistants have received little attention in the literature over the last decade. As the role grows more complex and more expectations are added to the RA position, determining what current factors motivate students to apply for the RA position is essential. This study presents quantitative research to…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Helping Relationship
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Wode, Jessica – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
As University housing offices seek to maximize use of their available beds, it is valuable to understand the factors that are most important in influencing students to choose to move off campus. This study compares importance ratings on a wide range of housing factors for students who planned to stay on campus and those who planned to move off…
Descriptors: College Students, Place of Residence, Decision Making, On Campus Students
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Rankin, Pressley R., IV; Gulley, Needham Yancey – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The separation of work and life creates unique challenges for residence life professionals, given that they often live in their place of work. The culture of this work pushes such employees to integrate their work and personal lives in ways that are not always healthy or fulfilling and that frequently lead to burnout. This study sought to explore…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, College Housing, Resident Advisers, Dormitories
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Kokaua, Jesse; Teevale, Tasileta; Scott, Stephen; Taumoepeau, Mele; Van Der Meer, Jacques; Teu, Ala; Hoseit, Ana – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The academic benefits of residential accommodation are investigated for first-year Pacific students, an ethnic minority group, attending the University of Otago situated in Dunedin in New Zealand. Institutional data on seven cohorts of first-year students from 2007 to 2013 (28,155 students, of which 761 identified as Pacific) were extracted to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Universities
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