Living in a residence hall is about more than a place to sleep and do homework. Halls are a place to connect with friends, learn outside the classroom, and explore the opportunities college presents. Ashland University Residence Life facilitates programs each month in each resident hall, designed by student staff members based on the current needs and wants of residents.
Why We Do It
Programming is a way to enhance residential experiences and cultivate an environment of respect within the halls through fun, educational, and eye opening experiences.
How We Do It
PRE-TEST: In a conscious effort to meet the needs of each residential unit community in regards to what type of programming the students need and want, Resident Assistants will distribute a survey to their residents at the first mandatory floor meeting within the school year. This is a simple survey that showcases the University’s student learning objectives and asks students where they hope to grow. This will serve as a programming guide for RAs throughout the year.
POST-TEST: An assessment survey will be given to residents after every completed program. This is to ensure that each RA is striving to meet the learning objectives outlined by the University. The surveys will also allow RAs to assess their programs and see the successful components, as well as some challenging areas.
ADVERTISING: RAs will utilize a number of means to communicate programs to residents. Be on the look out for info via:
Under the door handouts
Individual Student Dry-Erase Boards
RAs are required to complete 1 program each month for: September - April. Programs are planned to include the University's Student Learning Outcomes.
Student Learning Outcomes
Intellectual Development and Wisdom
Intellectual development comprises all of the information and knowledge that our students obtain in their courses, programs of study, and extracurricular activities. Students will improve their critical thinking skills, their ability to analyze information and solve problems, and their skills necessary to collect, organize and express their thoughts through speech and writing. Wisdom, as evidenced by insight, discernment, and good judgment, comes from experience and experiential learning beyond the mere accumulation of information and knowledge.
Ethical Behavior and Justice
As our students develop ethically, they acquire an understanding of what is right and moral, and learn how to put into action both the general and specific principles, values, and codes that may serve to guide and influence their conduct in life and work. Development of ethical values will enable students to live their lives in such a way that they will seek justice and behave honorably and fairly to others.
Preparation for Living and Working as Citizens
It is essential that we prepare our students to live as productive citizens willing and able to contribute to society, whether through paid employment or volunteer service. The competencies required for success in a job, trade, vocation or employment include the specialized knowledge required for individual professions as well as the ability to be a lifelong learner and adapt to change.
Awareness of global responsibilities comes from understanding our role in what is increasingly a global economy. Whether by traveling to other countries or by experiencing the diverse cultures and peoples within our own borders, competence in fulfilling these global responsibilities comes as our students are exposed to other cultures through personal interactions as well as through formal study.