ERIC Number: ED224410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Learning to Be a Residence Assistant: A Manual for Effective Participation in the Training Program. First Edition. The Jossey-Base Series in Higher Education.
Upcraft, M. Lee; And Others
A comprehensive guide on learning to become a resident hall assistant (RA) is presented; it is directed purposefully toward the trainee, and is to be used in conjunction with a training session. Chapters include: (1) "Roles and Responsibilities of a Resident Assistant"--what the scope of the RA job involves, how to use this manual, and what RAs should consider before accepting the position; (2) "Overview of the Training Program and Its Objectives"--training program content and closure, outline of the training sessions, course format and evaluation, program instructors, and program effectiveness; (3) "Understanding Students' Academic, Intellectual, and Personal Growth during College" (part 1 of the program itself); (4) "Self-Awareness as the Basis of Effective Interpersonal Relationships" (part 2 of the program); (5) "Testing and Improving Interpersonal Skills for Effective Leadership" (part 3); (6) "Developing and Applying Group Leadership Skills" (part 4). The final chapter offers suggestions for RAs. They are advised to: work hard at getting off to a good start; use their personal skills; build up and practice their leadership skills; understand what is expected of them; get to know their supervisor; attend to their own needs; maintain their motivation; take the initiative; be confident; and enjoy the job. The following training program aids are provided: instructor's evaluation of trainee, instructor's prediction of future RA performance, trainee's evaluation of instructor and the program, and vocabulary of affective adjectives. (LC)
Descriptors: College Students, Dormitories, Higher Education, Job Training, Leadership Training, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Resident Assistants, Student Development, Student Personnel Workers, Supervision, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Vocabulary
Jossey-Bass Inc., 433 California St., Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see HE 015 726.