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Living-Learning & Themed Housing Made Easy! Christian J. Barber, Christopher Ottey & Don Brennan MACUHO Annual Conference 2012 November 8, 2012.

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1 Living-Learning & Themed Housing Made Easy! Christian J. Barber, Christopher Ottey & Don Brennan MACUHO Annual Conference 2012 November 8, 2012

2 Thank You for Joining Us…. Please enjoy some candy to fight that mid-afternoon slump This session is a cell phone friendly zone! Tweet along with us!! #MACUHO, @DonBrennanJr Please do not hesitate to ask questions and provide insight and ideas throughout the presentation!

3 First, A Little About Us… Christian Barber Associate Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations Oversees 6 LLC/TH programs M.S. Shippensburg University B.A./B.S. DeSales University MACUHO Regional Coordinator for DE/MD Chris Ottey Assistant Director of Residence Life Oversees 7 AH M.S. Shippensburg University B.A. Shippensburg University MACUHO Regional Coordinator for NEPA Don Brennan o Resident Director o Oversees Transitional Area including 4 AH & 1 TH o M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania o B.S. Millersville University

4 Now, a Little About You! What inspired you to attend this session? What are you hoping to gain from our time together? Do you currently have LLC/TH communities on your campus? If so, what types are among the most popular? If not, are you hoping to develop them?

5 Learning the Living-Learning Lingo! Academic program, major, or cohort Faculty involvement F/A/S Involvement University Support Purpose & Learning Outcomes A specific interest, lifestyle, or activity Specific pre-requisites Staff & Admin Involvement Living-Learning Communities Themed Housing Communities

6 Whats in the Research? Students spend more time and effort on academics and other educationally purposeful activities Tinto, V., & Russo, P. (1994). Students become more actively involved and take more responsibility for their own learning instead of being a passive receiver of information Tinto, V., & Russo, P. (1994). Greater social interaction with peers and extracurricular involvement Pascarella, Terenzini, & Blimling (1994) Higher persistence and graduation rates Pascarella, Terenzini, & Blimling, 1994 Students participating in learning communities were more engaged overall Shapiro & Levine (1999)

7 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: What are the biggest challenges that you...

8 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: On your campus, who have been the bigges...

9 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: How does your department market and recr...

10 Whats Happening on our Campuses Mount St. Marys University Emmitsburg, MD Founded in 1808 Roman Catholic Institution Seminary on campus Approx resident students Traditional Halls Suites & Apartments Campus Houses Living-LearningThemed Housing GHM Honors Program Women in Science Leadership Summit Wellness Living Faith Development Senior Success

11 A Closer Look at the Mount… Honors -All Class Years -Good Academic Standing -Over 100 Residents Women in Science -All Class Years -Science or Health Services major -Over 30 Residents Leadership -Starting Sophomore Year -Collaborative w. Institute for Leadership Studies -15 Residents Faith Development -All Class Years -Student led initiative, Collaborative w. Campus Ministry -25 Residents Summit Living -All Class Years -Collaborative w. Wellness, Dining, & Rec Services -Over 60 Residents Senior Success -Located in an All- Senior Apt. Tower -Collaborative w. Career Center -Over 45 Residents

12 Residential Programming Curricula For our LLC/TH Communities to be successful, we knew that we needed to focus on purpose and goals Residential Programming Curriculum Mission Statements & Community Overview Community Objectives (i.e. Learning Outcomes) Community Programming Guide Required Programming Recommended Programming Campus Calendar & Resources Developed and revised through a committee of experienced and new RAs and Pro Staff

13 Whats Happening on our Campuses Alvernia University Reading, PA Founded in 1958 Franciscan Institution Approx students / 1000 residential Traditional Halls Suites & Apartments Townhouses Living-LearningThemed HousingAffinity Housing - Honors - Criminal Justice - Academic Village- Go Green - Soccer - Cancer Awareness - Theater - Alvernia Serving U - Hockey - Womens Health - MS - Academic - Track

14 A Closer Look at Alvernia… Community Housing by Occupation, Interest, & Civic Engagement (CHOICE Housing) Honors - First Year Students -Opt-In & Member of Honors Program -17 Students Total Criminal Justice - First Year Students -Opt-In & Criminal Justice Major -13 Students Total Leadership -Sophomore Students -Attendance at biweekly discussion groups -Completion of one service/citizenship project each semester -15 Students Total Academic Village -Junior & Senior Students -Attendance at 2 Career focused community programs -Respect Extended Quiet Hours -94 Students Total Affinity Housing -Groups of Sophomores or Juniors & Seniors Students -Selection of a Community Leader and Advisor -Creation of a Theme, Community Agreement, and Mission Statement (Approved through Office of Residence Life) -Completion of one Service Project and one Alvernia Community Project each semester -11 Affinity Groups and 108 Students Total

15 Building or Improving LLCs/TH on Your Campuses – MADE EASY! Six Critical Factors 1.Departmental & Institutional Support 2.Faculty/Staff Support & Involvement 3.Live-in Staffing Needs & Constraints 4.Budgetary Needs & Constraints 5.Housing Facilities 6.Selection Process & Requirements

16 Six Critical Factors to Achieve Success with LLC & TH on Your Campus! 1.Departmental & Institutional Support Would this program align with the values & mission of the institution? Who would be willing to champion this effort? Who might be resistant to it? How will this program improve the residential experience of your students? 2.Faculty/Staff Support & Involvement Who are the superstar faculty/staff that would commit to this project? Who will be in support of your efforts – and who may be in opposition? What have past collaborations looked like? Why have they succeeded or failed?

17 Six Critical Factors to Achieve Success with LLC & TH on Your Campus! 3.Live-in Staffing Needs & Constraints Is there adequate Pro Staff to supervise the communities? Would new/more student staff need to be hired? Is this feasible to do? Do you have current or potential staff members who are a good fit for the community? 4.Budgetary Needs & Constraints What are the expenses associated with this endeavor? If there are costs, will they be reoccurring or one-time? What will be the source of funding? Will collaborating offices/staff contribute?

18 Six Critical Factors to Achieve Success with LLC & TH on Your Campus! 5.Housing Facilities Which type of housing is best suited for this community? Where on campus would this community be most successful? Will housing occupancy numbers present any issues with establishing the community? 6.Selection Process & Requirements Who is eligible to live in this community? How will students apply/select to live in this community? Will a capacity be placed on the number of students able to live in the community?

19 Community Construction Its Time to Build a LLC/TH Community on Your Campus Who would you look to for assistance and support? Who may challenge your attempts to build this community? What staffing or financial issues might you need to consider? Ideally, where would you place this community and who would live there? How would students obtain this housing?

20 Building or Improving LLCs/TH on Your Campuses – MADE EASY! Six Critical Factors 1.Departmental & Institutional Support 2.Faculty/Staff Support & Involvement 3.Live-in Staffing Needs & Constraints 4.Budgetary Needs & Constraints 5.Housing Facilities 6.Selection Process & Requirements

21 Additional Tools & Resources LLC/TH Programming Curricula RA Staff Committee Focus Groups & Surveys Formal Assessment and Data Collection

22 Thank You for Joining Us! Questions? Suggestions or Ideas to Share? Christian J. Barber Christopher Ottey Don Brennan Happy 40 th Birthday MACUHO!


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