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ERIC Number: ED558984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 194
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-8892-7165-1
Residence Life and the New Student Experience, 3rd Edition. The First-Year Experience Monograph Series No. 5
Zeller, William J., Ed.
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Residence life programs play a key role in recruiting students, helping them make a successful transition to a new institution, and in retaining them, whether students are enrolling for the first time, transferring from another institution, or entering graduate school. Chapters in this book address theories of learning and development, new technologies, the educational potential of residence halls, social justice as a framework for community development, leadership development and civic engagement, and faculty involvement, along with more practical considerations such as security, staffing, and assessment. New to this edition is a chapter addressing residential programs for new transfer and graduate students. Following a list of tables and figures, a foreword by Mary Stuart Hunter, Tracy L. Skipper, & Sallie Traxler, and an introduction & overview by William J. Zeller, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) The Role of Residence Life Programs in Recruitment, Transition, and Retention (Mimi Benjamin & Craig M. Chatriand); (2) Student Learning and Development: Applications for First-Year Residence Halls (Brad V. Harmon & Merrily S. Dunn); (3) New Students, Emerging Technologies, Virtual Communities, and the College Residential Experience (Richard Holeton); (4) Living-Learning Programs for First-Year Students (Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas, Matthew Soldner, & Katalin Szelényi); (5) Social Justice as a Strategy for Residence Hall Community Development (Mary L. Hummel); (6) Residential Programs Promoting Students' Academic Success (Gene Luna); (7) Faculty Involvement in Residence Halls: Bridging Faculty and Staff Cultures through Residential Learning Communities (Calvin J. Bergman & Aaron M. Brower); (8) Leadership Development and Advising First-Year Student Leaders (Norbert W. Dunkel and Mary Kay Schneider Carodine); (9) Current Staffing Patterns Supporting First-Year Students (Joel Johnson & James Parker); (10) Residence Hall Architectural Design and the First-Year Experience (Bradford L. Angelini); (11) Safety and Security: An Important Element of First-Year Residence Education (James C. Grimm, Jim Day, and Leslie Atchley); (12) Residential Programs for Other New Students: Serving Graduate and Transfer Students (William J. Zeller); (13) Assessing First-Year Residential Programs (Andrew Beckett and John R. Purdie, II); and (14) Concluding Thoughts: Residence Life's Impact on the First-Year Experience Today and in the Future (Beth M. McCuskey). A section about the contributors is included. Individual chapters contain references.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; Association of College and University Housing Officers - International
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