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1 MIAMI UNIVERSITY Office of Residence Life

2 Mission Statement The Office of Residence Life collaborates with other offices to facilitate students' successful adjustment to and transitions through their collegiate experience. We try to provide a safe and supportive environment promoting academic success, personal development, involvement in campus life, and understanding of intercultural issues. We support the University's commitment to build citizen leaders for the future.

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6 ABOUT US Public, 4-Year Institution founded in 1809 Located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles from Cincinnati and 45 miles from Dayton) 7,100 On Campus Students, 15,000 total Division I Athletics 37 Residence Halls and Apartments Student Affairs and Higher Education Masters and Doctorate Programs

7 ABOUT US In-Hall Academic Advising in the First Year Residential Curriculum 33 Living Learning Communities 19 Full-Time Live-In Staff Members 10 Central Office Staff Members 31 Graduate Assistant Staff Members

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12 LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES Our educational priority is to enable residents to become citizen leaders and students as engaged scholars within their community.

13 LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES During the process described above, a long list of things we want student to learn was generated. Each of those items fit well into one of four broad categories, which we have labeled our learning outcomes: Academic Success Effective Community engagement Intrapersonal Development Cultural Competency

14 LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES Living Learning Communities at Miami University are purposeful attempts to integrate curricular and co-curricular experiences that complement and extend classroom learning. All of our communities are Living Learning Communities!

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17 ACADEMIC ADVISING O First Year Advisers serve as the primary academic adviser for all first year students who live in their building. This responsibility not only creates a working relationship between academic affairs and student affairs, it, most importantly gives staff members an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with almost every first year student who lives in the building.

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19 OUR VALUES Celebration Diversity Healthy Exploration Integrity and Ethics Meaningful Partnerships Respect, Compassion, and Peaceful Relationships Staff Development Student Learning

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21 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE Assistant Directors of Residence Life are a mid-level position that serve primarily as supervisors of full-time and graduate- level staff. Assistant Directors have 3 years + post-Masters experience Assistant Directors are a part of Miamis Central Staff team and help provide direction for the entire department Included in the Assistant Director positions are a number of collateral and liaison assignments that oversee internal processes within the department and across campus

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23 First Year Adviser The First Year Adviser is a live-in master's-level professional who is responsible for the operation of one residence hall, housing between 140 and 350 first-year students. This full- time professional serves as both the hall director and the academic adviser to first year students living in the residence hall. The position First-Year Adviser reports to an Assistant Director of Residence Life. Depending on the size of the residence hall, some First Year Advisers supervise a graduate student; called the Assistant First Year Adviser.

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25 STUDENT AFFAIRS IN HIGHER EDUCATION (SAHE) Our Master of Science and Ph.D. programs include comprehensive curricula and a variety of practical experiences to fully prepare students for the student affairs profession. The SAHE faculty and student affairs practitioners work cooperatively with students to design opportunities that allow for the pursuit of specific interest areas. We characterize the in-class and out-of-class environment of the program as a community of scholars: students and faculty collaborating to create, understand, and apply knowledge to help you develop a professional identity.

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27 Graduate Assistantships Graduate Assistantships in the Office of Residence Life provide experience with staff supervision, training, and evaluation. You will develop time management, presentation and group facilitation skills. This position enables you to advise student groups and holistically educate students through individual and group interactions in a challenging and supportive environment.

28 Graduate Assistantships Assistant First Year Adviser serves as both assistant hall director and academic adviser to first year students in a residence hall of residents. Graduate Resident Director serves as the hall director of second year students in a residence hall of 85 – 350 residents. The Commuter Center Graduate Adviser is responsible for the overall administration of the Commuter Center and serves as the academic adviser to first year commuter students and the Evans Scholars.

29 Graduate Assistantships The Graduate Assistant for Living Learning Communities and Academic Advising serves as the primary academic adviser for a cohort of approximately 70 first year students, as well as works with 4-5 Living Learning Communities [LLCs]. The Graduate First Year Adviser oversees the administration of a small, first year residence hall (approximately residents) and develops a residential environment that fulfills the goals and objectives of Miami University and the Office of Residence Life. This graduate student serves as both a hall director and an academic adviser to first year students living in the residence hall.

30 Graduate Assistantships The Graduate Assistant for Living Learning Communities and Academic Advising serves as the primary academic adviser for a cohort of approximately 70 first year students, as well as works with 4-5 Living Learning Communities [LLCs]. The Graduate First Year Adviser oversees the administration of a small, first year residence hall (approximately residents) and develops a residential environment that fulfills the goals and objectives of Miami University and the Office of Residence Life. This graduate student serves as both a hall director and an academic adviser to first year students living in the residence hall.

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