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Eichenfield, Gregg A.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1988
Attempted to analyze resident assistant (RA) performance using four years of comparable evaluation data and appropriate statistical technique to determine if RA training courses are effective. Results from evaluations of 206 RAs failed to support hypothesis that those who received training would be more effective RAs than those who did not receive…
Descriptors: College Housing, Higher Education, Personnel Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Hallenbeck, Daniel A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1988
Discusses four organizational components that can be used to evaluate the health of a campus housing organization. Examines the areas of goals, organizational structure, communication, and climate. Concludes with a set of 14 questions which housing officers can respond to in assessing the health of their organizations. (NB)
Descriptors: College Housing, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Organization
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Clarke, John H.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1988
Surveyed 197 freshman residents from eight university residential programs. Respondents lived in either living-learning halls or conventional residential facilities. Results suggest that designing the environment of residence halls to promote academic integration supports other purposes as well. Living-learning programs appeared to have greater…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Freshmen, College Housing, Comparative Analysis
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Gray, Glenn P.; Rottmann, Leon H. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1988
Administered College Student Stress Inventory to 347 undergraduates to determine students' perceptions of stress. Perceived stressors most often reported were pressure over academic grades, not enough time to accomplish personal needs, concern over the future, financial problems, concern over meaning and purpose of life, concern over physical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Sex Differences
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Piper, Terry D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1988
Examined physical and social factors that may contribute to occupancy of graduate residence halls. Surveyed 85 residents of three graduate residence halls. Data suggest that convenience to class/campus and a private room are primary factors influencing student occupancy. Other contributing, but less important, factors included safety, academic…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Environment, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Bowers, R. Steve – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1987
Surveyed college food service trends in various geographical locations in the United States. Discusses the trends, addressing eating alternatives, program issues, flexibility in offerings, nutritional emphasis, management and training changes, concern with costs and profits, updating of physical facilities, marketing, technology, matching…
Descriptors: Campuses, Food Service, Food Standards, Higher Education
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Grubb, James J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1987
Responds to Dr. Schuh's assessment of developments in the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) in their journal, volume 16, number 2. Addresses the issues of the educational value of housing, need for outcomes research, involvement of women and minority groups, future of the central support services…
Descriptors: College Housing, Educational Objectives, Females, Higher Education
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Dougherty, Daniel – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1987
Addressing residential administrators, describes the development of a retention program within a university housing organization, either in conjunction with, or separate from, a campus-wide retention program. Discusses preformation issues, initial formation, assessing available data, defining target groups, developing and implementing strategies…
Descriptors: Administration, College Housing, Higher Education, Program Design
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Werring, Charles J.; Burkhalter, James P. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1987
Presents a comprehensive strategic planning model, implemented at a large Southwestern housing and dining services operation. Steps in the model include developing the purpose of conducting strategic planning, determining the organizational structure for implementing the planning process, establishing a conceptual framework as a rationale for goal…
Descriptors: Administrators, College Housing, Food Service, Higher Education
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Schuh, John H. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1987
Describes programs presented at Association of College and University Housing Officers-International Annual conferences, based on 1965, 1975 and 1985 program bulletins. Analyzed topics, regional distribution of program presenters, and gender distribution of program presenters. Facilities and management/operations programs were most frequent,…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Conferences, Geographic Regions, Professional Associations
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Whalen, Donald F.; Winter, Mary – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1987
Studied family housing within the University Student Apartment Community (USAC) at Iowa State University, to assess neighbor interaction and stress. Residents with lower household incomes reported knowing more neighbors, and those who were employed, fewer. Number of neighbors known was a significant indicator of neighbor interactions. Neighbor…
Descriptors: College Housing, College Students, Community Characteristics, Higher Education
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Grimm, James C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1986
Examines trends in facilities management relating to products and people. Reviews new trends in products, including processes, techniques, and programs that are being expounded by business and industry. Discusses the "people factors" involved in facilities management. (ABB)
Descriptors: Administration, College Housing, Facilities Management, Facility Expansion
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Schuh, John H. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1986
Examines selected developments within the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). Discusses present issues that the Association faces and suggests several issues that it might address in the future. (ABB)
Descriptors: Administration, College Housing, Higher Education, International Organizations
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Durden, M. Christian; Neimeyer, Greg J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1986
Determined the types of constructs with which resident assistants (RAs) (N=23) interpreted their experience and examined the way in which RAs used these dimensions to evaluate specific aspects of their jobs, as well as the relation of the constructs to levels of reported burnout. (ABB)
Descriptors: Burnout, College Housing, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction
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Perl, Harold I. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1986
Examined the initial expectations and the later perceptions of the social climates of university living units reported by newly entering students (N=92). Found that freshmen have inaccurate expectations of the future social climate of their living group. Found differences between students with active and passive social exploration preferences.…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Freshmen, Dormitories, Expectation
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