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ERIC Number: ED038094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-28
Pages: 9
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The Resident Assistant as Responder to the Seventies.
Schell, Robert E.
The nature of a residence hall program depends more on the values and behavior of the resident assistants than on the principles and structure of the system. To develop a program consistent with the most salient aspects of student development, it is important to select appropriate personnel. Any selection process is based on two assumptions: (1) the difference between a successful and less successful performance can be evaluated; and (2) there are observable behaviors that can be used to predict future performance. Through job analysis, criteria of performance can be defined. Present roles of the resident assistant include administrator, advisor-counselor, community-leader, disciplinarian, and role-model. Each of these can be evaluated, so that priorities can be assigned, and decisions made concerning what abilities are most likely to predict future success, and what selection process is most likely to elicit these behaviors in some measurable way. (AF)
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Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.
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