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Live, Learn, Grow

Our priority is to engage residential students in meaningful experiences to learn about themselves, others and develop skills to become Spartan Ready.

Residential Curriculum

Self-Awareness

Understanding how personality traits and characteristics contribute to personal and professional success

Students can demonstrate self-awareness by reflecting an understanding of how their identity, including personality traits, characteristics and emotions, impacts their behavior. Students will be able to recognize their emotions and how they attribute to their success. They will embrace an approach of learning and growing in self-awareness to continue their personal and professional development.

Learning Goals:

  • Each student will be able to describe aspects of their identity.
  • Each student will be able to recognize their own emotions.
  • Each student will be able to articulate how their unique traits, characteristics and emotions impact their behavior.
  • Each student will be able to describe their on-going learning about themselves to continue their personal and professional development.

Life Skills

Effectively meeting the challenges and expectations of leading a fulfilling life

Students who develop a broad range of life skills will be better prepared for life during and after college. Life skills include financial literacy, physical health, emotional wellness and positive habits. Learning foundational life skills prepares students for independence, provides balance and supports their ability to contribute to the larger community.

Learning Goals:

  • Each student will be able to articulate foundations of financial literacy.
  • Each student will be able to describe habits to sustain a healthy physical lifestyle.
  • Each student will be able to determine how to support their own emotional wellness.
  • Each student will be able to practice positive habits to support independent living.
  • Each student will be able to practice positive habits to support their academic success.

Interpersonal Abilities

Insight to engage with others and create meaningful relationships

Effective interpersonal competence develops approachability, builds relationships and assists with navigating difficult conversations. A hallmark of interpersonal abilities includes sharing one's perspective while recognizing differing and diverse opinions of others.

Learning Goals:

  • Each student will be able to approach others and initiate conversations effectively.
  • Each student will be able to build relationships to develop their personal and professional lives.
  • Each student will be able to articulate their own perspective while recognizing other perspectives.
  • Each student will be able to apply conflict resolutions skills.

Teamwork

Building, leading, managing, motivating and working with other

Students can effectively engage and collaborate with others by understanding the elements of teamwork. Students who develop leadership skills including consensus building, cooperation, providing constructive feedback and accountability can become better team members. Students who learn how to work well in teams are better prepared to manage the challenges of group dynamics and community involvement in personal and professional contexts.

Learning Goals:

  • Each student will be able to collaborate well with others.
  • Each student will be able to communicate constructive feedback to others.
  • Each student will be able to appropriately practice accountability in a team setting.
  • Each student will be able to explain their individual contributions to a larger team.
  • Each student will be able to articulate the benefits and challenges of working on a team.

Global Engagement

Understand, appreciate, respect and learn from diverse peoples and their societies

After graduation, students must navigate increasingly complex global landscapes including local, national and international contexts. Students can learn to express their own worldview informed by diverse perspectives. Students will consider local, national and international contexts while exploring the benefits and challenges of being an engaged citizen.

Learning Goals:

  • Each student will be able to describe their worldview on global issues.
  • Each student will be able to respectfully engage with diverse perspectives.
  • Each student will be able to continually reevaluate their understanding of global issues.
  • Each student will be able to communicate the benefits and challenges of being an engaged citizen.

Staff

The role of resident assistants and professional staff members

Resident assistants (RAs), area coordinators (ACs) and assistant directors (ADs) play a significant role in the success of Spartan Living. By building relationships with their residents, these staff members can identify both individual and community needs. RAs utilize creative methods of delivering information to residents and serving as a resource and partner in their college experience.

Building supervisors (ACs and ADs) serve as partners of Spartan Living working with both residents and RAs. Once individual and community needs are identified, building supervisors utilize learning outcomes to develop intentional experiences for the benefit of the residential community members.