Academic Partnerships

Goals for Residential Life Faculty Partner Programs

Programmatic Goals

Organizational Goal

Outcomes of Residential Life Faculty Partner Programs

Immediate results of participation:  Students will...

Intermediate results of participation:  Students will...

Long-term results of participation:  Students will...

Academic Theme Communities

The Academic Themed Communities house students in similar majors/programs together, and partners those students with a faculty member who teaches in their academic area for programming geared toward their specific areas of interest.  These outside-the-classroom interactions provide the foundation for developing mentoring relationships between faculty and students.  Additionally, getting to know faculty as human beings and not just "instructor" helps students feel more comfortable using faculty as resources and asking questions in and out of the classroom.

Program Goals:

Faculty Outreach and Mentoring

Faculty Outreach and Mentoring provides students with an opportunity to interact with faculty members outside of the classroom setting.  These interactions are intended to assist students in having integrated learning opportunities through their residential experience.  The work of Faculty Outreach Partners reflects the Residential Life values, listed below:

Goals of the Program

It is the intent of the program that Faculty Outreach Partners will focus their efforts on students in their assigned residence hall.  In addition, they are encouraged to include students in other residential communities as part of their Faculty Outreach activities.

Faculty Dining Program

Data suggests students that make personal connections with faculty and staff on campus are more engaged in University life and more likely to be successful and return for second and ensuing years of study.  The Faculty Dining Program provides opportunities for faculty to interact with first-year students in an environment outside of the classroom.  Specifically, faculty will be partnered with a Residential Life Staff Member in an effort to introduce faculty to students in the residence hall and dining hall environments.  These interactions will assist students in having integrated learning opportunities through meal-time discussions with faculty.  This program reflects the Residential Life values listed below:

Goals of the Program