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ERIC Number: ED278926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Housing for Single Graduate Students: A Status Report.
Sullivan, Kathleen; And Others
Residence communities which were designed to house graduate students have become facilities for all students aged 21 or older. This study surveyed 25 colleges that offer housing to older students, examining the areas of programming, facilities, relationship with the graduate school, student or community governance, and the population itself. The results revealed that, at most institutions, the common characteristic shared by these students is age: all students were 21 or older, with international and older undergraduate students housed in the same facility as graduate students. Facilities were apartment or suite configurations with a variety of cooking facilities and meal plans. Social programming was the primary focus of programming efforts. Relationships between the graduate or professional schools and graduate housing department were usually informal. Opportunities for participation in student government varied. Participation in residents' associations varied with student interest. Although resident staffs were managerial in focus, many were trained to respond to the needs of international students. Respondents felt more could be done to meet the needs of this older student population. (A list of surveyed institutions is included.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A