Presentation on theme: "How Does Your Institution Measure Up?. ACSD Benchmarking Group Private, Faith-based, 4-year ACSD member institutions U.S. schools only 117 schools."— Presentation transcript:
ACSD Benchmarking Group Private, Faith-based, 4-year ACSD member institutions U.S. schools only 117 schools
Sample Selection Schools were first sorted based on cost Range was $18,604 to $58,772 Standard deviation used to eliminate 17 institutions on the low end and 16 on the high end, plus one additional school with no cost data available Schools were then sorted based on total undergraduate enrollment Standard deviation used to eliminate one institution on the high end Standard deviation did not eliminate schools with low enrollment due to being skewed by the larger schools Eliminated schools with enrollment lower than 500 students, leaving us with a sample of 75 institutions
ACSD Benchmarking Group: Abilene Christian University Anderson University (IN) Anderson University (SC) Belhaven University Bryan College Cairn University California Baptist University Calvin College Carson-Newman University Colorado Christian University Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University – TX Corban University Cornerstone University Covenant College Crown College Eastern Nazarene College Eastern University Evangel University Franciscan University of Steubenville Fresno Pacific University Friends University Goshen College Grace College and Theological Seminary Grand Canyon University Greenville College Hope College Hope International University Houghton College Houston Baptist University Howard Payne University Huntington University
Benchmarking Group (cont.) John Brown University Lancaster Bible College LeTourneau University Malone University Messiah College Milligan College Missouri Baptist University Montreat College North Central University North Park University Northwest Nazarene University Northwest University Northwestern College (IA) Nyack College Ohio Christian University Oklahoma Wesleyan University Olivet Nazarene University Oral Roberts University Ouachita Baptist University Palm Beach Atlantic University Shorter University Simpson University Southeastern University Southern Adventist University Southern Nazarene University Southern Wesleyan University Southwest Baptist University Southwestern AOG University
Benchmarking Group (cont.) Spring Arbor University Tabor College Taylor University The Master’s College and Seminary Trevecca Nazarene University Trinity Christian College Trinity International University Union University University of Northwestern (MN) Valley Forge Christian College Warner University Waynesburg University Wheaton College William Jessup University Wisconsin Lutheran College
Survey Qualtrics Survey of 88 questions sent to representatives of the 75 institutions via e-mail Sent to Director of Housing or Director of Residence Life In a few cases, sent to Dean of Students 46 total responses 33 completed surveys = 44% response rate
The Numbers The majority of schools had between 4 and 8 residence halls 7 institutions had no apartment buildings 5 had more than 12 apartment buildings Half of the schools surveyed had no houses 16% had 12 or more houses
RA Stipend Ranged from $100 to $5,000 per semester Average stipend amount for RA staff was $1,838 per semester
RA Responsibilities Build community and foster relationships Enforce rules and ensure safety Deliver programming Plan events Rounds/Desk Staffing Mediate Conflict
RDs 93% of institutions have between 1 and 10 RDs staffing their residence halls 70% of institutions have between 1 and 5 RDs staffing their apartments Only 12% of institutions have RDs present in their houses
RD Responsibilities Supervise RA staff Build community and foster relationships Crisis response Liaison between students and parents Academic intervention Student mentoring Maintain facilities “Normal RD responsibilities – live-in do- it-all”
Open Floor/Visitation Hours On weekdays, visitation generally begins between 5:00pm and 7:00pm On weekdays, visitation generally ends between 10:00pm and midnight On weekends, visitation generally begins between noon and 2:00pm or between 6:00pm and 7:00pm On weekends, visitation generally ends between 11:00pm and 1:00am
Do you have a rotation schedule for replacing furniture in campus residences?
How often is furniture replaced in campus residences?
Do you have specific learning outcomes for residence life?
Successful strategies in meeting learning outcomes: RA-planned events Passive programming (bulletin boards) Housing contracts and suitemate meetings Bible studies/small groups RA development class Event reports after every gathering/program Conversation-based programming instead of floor event programming Faculty involvment
What strategies/instruments do you use to assess your learning outcomes in Residence Life? 80% of respondents utilize surveys 33% of respondents utilize focus groups Other responses included: RD/RA Feedback Programming Reports One-on-one Interviews
Areas for Improvement: Remodeling Renovation schedule for housing New residence halls Software for room selection and roommate selection More staffing – RDs, assistant director, administrative assistant More clear learning outcomes Developing more community in apartments Strengthen floor programming Better management of overflow housing Better staff development/training