In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, co-hosts Paul and Camille talk with DaVaughn Vincent-Bryan from the University of Pittsburgh about his experiences using food and cooking with intentionality to enhance student engagement, learning, and community. Come away with some ideas on how you can +1 some of your strategies in the residence halls.
Though Intentional Conversations are meant to be casual conversations between student staff and their residents, these chats still require some degree of training and preparation. While professional staff members work to create a lesson plan or Intentional Conversation guide that models the goals and desires of their residential curriculum, significant thought should also be put... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we talk with Debbie Scheibler, residence life professional, former MACUHO President, and current doctoral student. We discuss what the residence life landscape looks like post-COVID and Debbie's doctoral research into students experiences at campuses with a residential curriculum.
The short answer is: none. Facilitation guides and lesson plans are two terms used for the same thing. They are the detailed guides that an educator can use to implement a specific strategy. So, for example, if I were going a study skills workshop, the lesson plan or facilitation guide would list the specific outcomes... Continue Reading →
IT'S BACK! Are your door decs the fairest of them all? It’s time for them to get a little artistic appreciation! Roompact is holding its fourth annual door dec contest! Here’s how it goes. This contest is open to schools who currently use Roompact's software on their campus. Create a door dec with the name... Continue Reading →
The past four weeks at Roompact have been a whirlwind. I started with new employee onboarding, have gotten to know the rest of the team, and am even getting settled into working on my own projects. With my beginner’s anxiety starting to dissipate, I return to the question, “What am I hoping to get out... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we talk with D'Antae Potter. We discuss how his campus has used Roompact's software to help with the tracking and follow up with students through intentional conversation check-ins. Learn some new strategies for retention and student support.
Roompact's "Res Life Quick Tips" series highlights ideas and suggestions you can utilize in your residence life and education practice. Take a look through our past quick tips. ACUHO-I is an incredible organization for housing and residence life professionals. Accessible and known for high-quality content, getting involved in ACUHO-I is critical for anyone wanting to... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we talk with our ACUHO-I Summer 2021 Intern, Camille Bonar. We discuss how Camille decided to do an internship, what the application process was like, and what it is like now that Camille's been working with Roompact for a week. If you're a current grad or undergrad, or a supervisor of an intern, check out what we learned from Camille's experience.