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Facilitated Learning Resources

The Resource Center is staffed by 8 Program Advisers (aka. PAs) to work with Resident Advisers (RAs) and (CAB) members to plan educational experiences and programs in residence halls. Online, you can find the hours and a list of available resources in the center (e.g., FYI etiquette, games, lists of academic and multicultural resources on campus, needs assessment examples, etc).

  • Community Engagement Model (link to PDF to be provided)
  • Intentional Conversation Sheet (updates to be provided)
  • Follow up Emails(updates to be provided)

 


Community Engagement Model

The Community Engagement Model is an intentional framework that puts student learning at the forefront of the residential student experience at James Madison University. The Office of Residence Life is committed to designing and maintaining a caring environment that encourages academic success, respect, personal growth and responsibility to one's community. This model seeks to support the ORL mission and develop the residential learning environment to foster learning beyond the classroom setting.

With the following three core goals, we answer the question, What do we want students to learn as a result of living in our residential communities?Through various initiatives, staff and students living in the halls will have the opportunity to develop skills for personal and professional success, learn about themselves, meet and develop relationships with others in their hall, and work together to create inclusive communities. The Community Engagement Model is grounded in the following core goals.

 Community

Resident Advisers and Hall Directors will prepare and implement experiences that allow participants to learn about community standards and community resources, as well as have opportunities to meet, interact, and develop healthy relationships with others in their residence halls.

As a result of attending opportunities and experiences, students will report increased confidence to:

  1. Build and deepen appropriate relationships with peers
  2. Engage in conflict effectively
  3. Seek involvement within the residential and broader JMU and Harrisonburg communities

 Skill

Resident Advisers and Hall Directors will prepare and implement opportunities and experiences that develop skills for academic and personal success.

As a result of attending opportunities and experiences, students will report increased confidence to:

  1. Intervene appropriately where personal or community harm is present
  2. Use effective time management and study skills
  3. Articulate their professional career goals

Inclusion

Resident Advisers and Hall Directors will prepare and implement opportunities that allows students to learn about themselves and develop an awareness of difference and diversity within their community.

As a result of attending opportunities, students will report increased awareness of:

  1. One’s own identity and the difference in identity around them
  2. Knowledge about cultures and groups with different backgrounds
  3. Skills helpful for interacting across difference and diversity

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