Res Ed Curriculum
What is a Residential Curriculum?
The purpose of our residential curriculum is to create a comprehensive educational experience for students living on campus in Hunter Hall. This approach integrates academic and social learning by providing students with high-impact opportunities to Live, Learn, and Engage. The curriculum is designed to enhance the student experience by fostering a sense of community, promoting student connection, and providing opportunities for leadership development. The essence of this curriculum aligns with the vision and approach of the League of the Rising Hawks initiative, as well as the institution's mission and vision in preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives.
Residential Curriculum Framework
Our residential curriculum is guided by three foundational theories.
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs (1954) speaks to an individual's physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.
Sanford Psychosocial Development Model (1966) navigates a student's three development conditions: Readiness, Challenge, and Support.
The Social Change Model (SCM) of Leadership Development (1994) approaches leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that results in positive social change. Further, this theory examines eight critical values - Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, Citizenship, and Change.
We strive to prepare and empower students (residents) to learn and develop through four educational strategies. These educational strategies, learning and program outcomes guide our work and how we approach students making meaning of their on-campus residential experience in Hunter Hall.
Educational Strategy One: Academic Success
Residents will engage in co-curricular experiences in and outside the classroom that
support their academic journey throughout their collegiate career.
1. Recognize appropriate campus services and resources to enhance
2. Craft S.M.A.R.T. academic goals that support their career path.
3. Identify and reflect on their professional goals through participation in
career development opportunities.
Educational Strategy Two: Leadership Development
Residents will take advantage of various high-impact programs and opportunities aimed
at growing and stretching their leadership skills.
1. Discover their leadership style and skillset through participation in
leadership programs, inventories, and workshops.
2. Identify skills and competencies associated with effective leadership,
including, communication, goal setting, teamwork, and team
3. Define the importance of leadership roles and relationships within the
Residence Hall Association (RHA) and housing department as a whole.
Educational Strategy Three: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence
Residents will grow their interpersonal (healthy relationship-building, interdependence,
etc.) and intrapersonal (self-discipline, overcoming barriers, etc.) competencies,
with a central focus on their health and well-being.
1. Describe personal strategies that support their overall health and well-
being (emotional, financial, physical, social, etc.).
2. Demonstrate interdependence and relationship-building skills
throughout various Hunter Hall programs, workshops, and initiatives.
3. Identify ways to address conflict and overcome stressors/barriers to
personal growth and success.
Educational Strategy Four: Community Engagement
Residents will explore strategies and opportunities to stay present, connected, and
engaged within the campus, local, and global communities.
1. Recognize campus and community resources centered on active
citizenship, global perspectives, and public service.
2. Demonstrate awareness and knowledge to engage others from different
backgrounds, beliefs, and life experiences.
3. Describe the importance of advocacy and support resources for societal
structures and systems that are different from oneself.