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Hancock, Daryl – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1981
Describes a Life Development Center, a structured residential environment in which students and professionals work together to achieve personal growth and development. The Center provides for the integration of academic and residence environments in which students' understandings of themselves and others may be expanded. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Madson, Dennis L.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1976
This paper attempts to assess the impact of a residential academic unit on its participants. Subjects were 651 students enrolled in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University. Results indicate that those students involved in the residential unit were generally more satisfied. (Author/HMV)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Housing, College Students, Dormitories
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Beamer, Marvin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1974
Presents four notions about community: values, developmental socialization, identity, and group living; and discusses why each must receive the attention of professionals if residence halls are to achieve a sense of community. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Group Experience, Higher Education
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Wallace, James A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1980
Housing administrators must develop a living environment within which the needs of students are met, their behavior is dealt with, and learning can take place. In providing a commonly shared experience or sense of community, the educational value of the residence hall experience is unique. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Role, College Students, Dormitories
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Roe, Betty – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1979
The inherent nature of their jobs makes residence hall personnel susceptible to tort claims. While past legal rulings have been kind to staff employees, the legalistic mood of the times indicates that this situation may not continue. Significant changes legislated in recent years have increased the probability of tort actions. (Author/BEF)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Students, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Thomas, Ronald W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1979
Investigated whether personality traits were significantly correlated with residence hall counselor effectiveness, as rated by students. Subjects were employed counselors and students in residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students identify counselors who are sociable, warm, and friendly, but have difficulty separating helping…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselors, Dormitories
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Pillinger, Barbara Baxter – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Provides a human and historical perspective of residential life in the early days of Vassar College. Reviews the contributions of Maria Mitchell, a pioneer astronomer and academician who made a considerable contribution to the concept of student development through living and learning. (JAC)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Students, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Madson, Dennis L.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1974
Reports on a study of the Colorado State University residence hall population which has assisted in the development of a residence hall system that continues to be successful both financially and educationally. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Educational Administration, Higher Education
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Whittington, Tony B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1974
Examines the complete renovation process from initial planning through evaluation. Particular emphasis is placed on how students perceived the renovation as related to the living and academic atmosphere of the "new" residence hall. (Author)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Evaluation, Facility Improvement