ERIC Number: ED033400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Residence Hall Programming for Student Development: A Working Model.
Brown, Robert D.; And Others
University supported residence halls should make some significant contribution to the development of the individual resident. Programming in the halls ought to have three major objectives, three dimensions along which change should take place: (1) social-personal value systems; (2) receptivity and sensitivity to cultural experiences; and (3) general intellectual development. A two and one-half day training period was held to set the tone and emphasis desired for residence hall programming. The programming tactics are explained. Residence hall staff members were encouraged to assume an active role in planning and implementing programs for the halls. They no longer needed to depend on floor governments to initiate activities. Specific methods for resolving group tasks are described as is the generation of ideas, and program selection. Groupings on residence floors should take advantage of the natural six-twelve man friendship groupings, planning mainly for these groups and encouraging heterosexual groupings for programs. "Creative projects" are believed to be useful in helping students and staff to become more innovative and to have a greater impact on their peers. Through encouraged confrontation with the outside, growth in the three areas above is more likely. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969