During the time between September 2015 and May 2016 I will be exposing myself to the different environments on collegiate campuses in California and Nevada. These experiences will teach me how to communicate more effectively with my peers, promote mental and physical wellness, and influence ethical decision-making among undergraduate, collegiate men.
Perhaps the rationale behind the lack of on-campus housing offered at community colleges, which is in stark contrast to that of four-year colleges and universities, is the fact that a large number of community college students live in the community, or the urban community colleges are situated whereby students may make use of mass transit means to get back and forth. This is how the system has always been designed, a single-loop approach. Conversely, if one were to apply the double-loop approach, which allows for organizations, in this instance the community colleges, to exercise more degree of flexibility and. It will further permit student affairs administrators to delve more deeply into their fundamental ideas, while meeting head-on some of the policies and challenges they face in developing new strategies in meeting the growing demands of the 21st Century community college students. This may also incorporate the systems theory approach in that it will allow the
Since, arriving at Rowan University I became at-home with Rowan’s diversity and efforts to make an impact on not only its students, but the local residents living in Glassboro too. Early in the Fall semester, I tried-out for the school’s Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee athletic teams, and ran for the Student Government position of Freshmen class Senator. I was trying to find my niche at Rowan and I found it when I joined the Pre-Med, Medlife and Pre-health society clubs. In addition, I ran for another student government position, Senator At-Large. I was elected into student government on November 7th and since then, I have felt like an active member in Rowan’s community. I first learned that Residential Learning and University Housing was looking for students to fill new Residential Assistants positions in a Senate meeting. Additionally, I’m very keen in becoming a Residential Assistant.
In these dorms, the initial interactions that socially code us throughout college are initiated. These social interactions create and solidify bonds between students that can continue for the rest of their lives. A change to the demographics of the freshman dorms doesn’t just create an immediate effect, but also affects every current and future resident of UC Davis. A freshmen social group that is initially less diverse will lead to a less diverse group of friends throughout the remaining years of their undergraduate studies. This reduces their social group to a less diverse group of individuals, which reduces the chance for them to interact with other cultures and overcome any form of culture shock that they are affected by, whether it be here in UC Davis or later in their careers. Freshmen dorms are the only place that nurtures cultural interaction to create a UC Davis community that is ultimately more unified, accepting, and respectful of all people and their different cultures.
UCSC has what is called a “residential college system” made up of ten separate buildings. Each college is not only aimed at specific areas of study, but each also has its own residential housing units. Once a student chooses one of these smaller colleges, which is a decision based highly on their major, they then complete all of their courses there until they earn their bachelor 's degrees. Each separate small college also has its own clubs and holds its own activities and special events. However, separate colleges often collaborate with each other to host joint activities and even
Student affairs is charged with finding the resources needed to better services, programs, student learning experience, and the teaching of technology to students (Jones, et all, 2011, p.539). In 1890 LeBarron Russell Brigs was appointed dean of men, the first dean appointed. Briggs’s duties as the first dean of men was dealing with student issues. As colleges developed into more than just a place for students to learn the dean of men’s role had changed, the role became focused on helping students to become more rounded in not only education but, help them to become better citizens, and to teach students to have a better social and moral foundation. There are several major roles of student affairs, helping in retention of students, learning
Colleges have always encouraged their students to live on campus, especially freshman. This is for the reason that living on campus allows student to encounter new cultures, participate in organizations, and reach academic heights. For example, Tarleton State University states that “Living on campus will enable [the student] to interact with diverse people enriching [their] educational experience and will provide convenient access to professors and academic resources the campus offers. In addition, on-campus students are more likely to become and stay involved in clubs and organizations” (Tarleton State University, 2016). Along with the notion that students residing on campus are likely to reach academic heights, a study conducted at the University of North Dakota during the fall semester of 1966-1967
The dorms are apartment style with four private bedrooms and shared living space and kitchen. Dorms are gender specific and there are complexes for housing married couples. Housing for fraternities and sororities are lodge style. Approximately 64% of students reside in on-campus housing. The campus is also home to academic halls, administration center, several sports fields, an indoor swimming pool, two dining halls, and a wellness center. The university has guest housing available for visiting family members and
Mr. Cedant has grown tremendously since accepting a position as a resident assistant with the Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2013. In this role, each semester he is tasked with the responsibility of living in a college housing community and providing advice, hosting educational programs, and facilitating campus awareness and growth for forty undergraduate students. Another responsibility that comes with
A positive resident hall community should have safety, inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and relationships as its priority. It should have equal communication, familiarity, and respect. As returning student to the resident hall, i perceived the both sides of the coins, the good side which was the inclusiveness, friendships and the flip side which were students' self-segregating, loneliness and homesickness. Since I experienced the both side, I wanted to help highlight the best part of the living experience in the resident hall so that motivated me to be an I-Guide to help make the transition process for the incoming students much more accommodating
The thrill of moving out for college, the new profound independence that one encounters once they indulge themselves in the undergraduate experience is something I’m yet to experience. ASU recommends every Freshman to live on campus at least their first year of college and to join various clubs and organizations in order to fully enhance the undergraduate experience. Unfortunately, I couldn’t partake in that tradition, due to financial problems, I haven’t yet had the privilege of living on campus. Throughout my undergraduate career thus far, not living on campus has been a huge burden that often prevents me from being able to attend beneficial events that will help me in my future. If I’m selected into the McCord Scholars Program, it will greatly
College is a life changing experience for students. College is a new environment for most students and comes with lots of challenges. Things such as the increased difficulty of academic work and not being around the same social groups as a student was before college can make the transition very difficult. One of the best things a student can do to help with this transition is to live in a campus residence hall. Students should live in dorms because of the community that this creates. Students will gain many beneficial social interactions, will be able to better complete academic work, and will ease the adjustment to college life.
I am currently the chair of the Chinese club of my school, my task is to manage fan page for update news of mass middle class, notify people of important information. I also organize exchanges between the grades to connect all member of the club, I held a conversation between the former students with lower grade students to share experiences of learning.I’m going to hold Happy Chinese project, an eloquent Chinese exchanges to raise the level of rhetoric and develop club. I always hope my actions can help clubs grow rather. I think experience in organizing activities and management experience will help me to join this conference.
As a way to be more successful in the future, I can be more personal with my residents by personally talking to them about the program and inviting them as opposed to just hanging flyers on their doors and the common areas. By talking to people face to face, people tend to have a stronger sense of accountability to show up to an event. In addition, I can talk to the residents and get their opinions about futures events and send out surveys. By surveying the residence hall, I will be able to find a program that a majority of the residents would attend and are excited about, not just an event that I think is cool. It is important to keep in mind that what I may want to do for an event may be drastically different for my residents. In addition, I could ask the residents what times may be best for them to host events. For example, on the date I chose many residents may be study for exams that they have earlier Monday morning. Sundays are also the one day of the week that many people use to relax, catch up on sleep, and get homework done. Overall, by including my residents in the planning process will help me to plan more successful