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ERIC Number: EJ1149393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-827X
Create a Better Flow through Sequencing Resident Assistant Training
Whitney, Rich; Early, Sherry; Whisler, Travis
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v43 n1 p28-43 2016
Resident assistant training happens every year for the approximate 10,000 RAs who work on campuses across the country. These training programs can include classes, pre-service summer weeks, and ongoing training throughout the year. Following educational and training models such as CAS, assessment, Bloom's taxonomy, adventure programming, and learning/development, we posit a training sequencing for these important paraprofessionals. We used pre-determined categories of identity, skills, community development/programming, peer support, crisis intervention, synthesis, and miscellaneous to examine a selected group of pre-service training programs. The content analysis revealed time spent in categories during training. The findings showed that, collectively, trainers follow a sequence with some variation on individual campuses. We propose the Resident Assistant Sequencing Model (RASM) as a visual representation and a rationale for sequencing RA training programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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