🦠 Planning For Residence Life and Education in the Fall Under COVID-19: Student Learning and Community in Digital and Virtual Residence Halls

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a unique challenge for maintaining residential education and campus community in a time of social distancing and abrupt transitions to online and hybridized learning format. The role of residential education, however, is more critical than ever. Aiding students in identifying support networks, making connections with others, and the sharing of timely and... Continue Reading →

Webinar Recording and Resources on: “How RAs and Student Staff Can Build Community Digitally During COVID-19”

On Friday, April 3, ACPA and Roompact co-hosted a webinar to discuss ways residence life departments were utilizing RAs and student staff members to enrage with students and build community while residence hall operations are either closed or otherwise disrupted. The posted recording of the webinar is available for free below, after an initial registration... Continue Reading →

6 Ways of Building Residence Hall Community Updated for the Social Media Age

Employing a Residential Curriculum entails building a residence life program that is learning-centered.  Previous movements within residence life focused more narrowly on wellness or community. Moving towards a learning-centered orientation is often more intentional, more transformational, more holistic, and leads to better outcomes for students. Making this shift, however, does not necessarily entail that one doesn’t engage in education around issues of... Continue Reading →

Technology Is A Tool, NOT A Learning Outcome

At Roompact, we love technology. We are, after all, a software company. But we also love learning. Our main mission is to enhance the educational experience in the residence halls and to enhance learning for all students. We do this through providing both student and educator-facing tools. Sometimes our tools help make processes more efficient, so that... Continue Reading →

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