ERIC Number: ED296197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a Wellness and Ecosystem Program in a University Housing System: Heritage Developmental Community.
Isakson, Richard; And Others
This document describes the Heritage Developmental Community (HDC), a program implemented by Brigham Young University's Housing Department and Counseling and Development Center to facilitate and accelerate student development and to create an ecosystem within a university residential setting wherein all parts relate and interact to reach complementary developmental goals. Theoretical perspectives and values of the project are described, as is the setting for the project. Implementation of the project, which began with the creation of a pilot program in the fall of 1985, is reviewed and changes and improvements made since the pilot program are discussed. A section on programming describes the three major programming components of instruction, community activities, and student involvement opportunities. Under the component of instruction, two courses currently offered as part of the HDC project are described: a basic course for residents or participants within the developmental community and a special course for student leaders within the project. The component of community activities lists three activities: (1) periodic large group meetings of all community members; (2) a special "Wellness Fair"; and (3) service projects. The ongoing assessment and evaluation of the project is discussed. A summary supports the developmental-wellness-ecosystem approach and makes five suggestions for others interested in implementing such a program. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Miami, FL, March 20-23, 1988).