In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we chat with Stewart Robinette, who was most recently at The George Washington University and was instrumental in some of the staffing structure changes they made to their residence life program. This episode will get you thinking about alternative ways to organize our work and how we construct the roles that serve our residents.
Dustin welcomes Alberto to the show this week, where they discuss his transition from a campus based position, advice for others considering similar transitions, and his current work at GradGuard.
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we chat with Dr. Rose Waples, who did research on RAs and crisis and emergency response, specifically looking at the experiential training experience known as Behind Closed Doors (BCDs). Many campuses have a BCDs session in their training schedule, but there are certain concepts to keep in mind when designing it to make it the most effective learning experience possible. Dr. Rose Waples is here to give us research-backed tips!
Dustin chats with fellow parent Jess this week about the trials and tribulations of parenthood and how it relates to residence life. Jess speaks to her experience being a single parent and living on campus. They also explore how institutions can be more supportive workplaces for parents moving forward.
This week, we're teasing the upcoming Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA) happening October 22-25 in Long Beach, CA. Dustin chats with co-chairs Ardell and Alex about how they got involved in ICA and what they're excited about for this year's institute. Register now to make sure you don't miss out on this amazing event!
Caring, dedication, and participation; are the three links that are used to describe how NACURH members work to lead, serve, and create a community on many of our campuses. Join NACURH Advisor, Jamie Lloyd, and NACURH Regional Advisor, Tommy Newsome, II, as they each talk about their journey from being student leaders to now serving as professional staff advisors in the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). They offer sage advice on being a good advisor, recruiting student leaders to your Community Councils and RHA Boards, and exactly what NACURH is about!
Dustin digs deeper with Roompact's very own Jong Youn this week to explore more of his role on the team leading our business development efforts. He talks about his background, how he discovered Roompact and how he works with institutions to improve their residential education programs with digital tools.
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we sit down with longtime Roompact software users at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). The staff at TCNJ have been with Roompact for six years and share their journey along with some of their best practices and Roompact "pro tips." Learn about how they use data to better tell their story, assess the effectiveness of their initiatives, and aid in student retention.
As our Summer 2023 ACUHO-I Intern, Kassidy, finishes up her time with us, we wanted to take a moment to check back in with her to see how her time working at Roompact went. Kassidy shares with Dustin her favorite moments, what she's learned, and what's next for her.
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Guest Host Crystal Lay speaks with Drs. Kawanna Leggett and Erik Sorenson, and future Dr. Alvin Mangosing about each of their decisions to pursue a doctoral degree and how they are using what they have learned to enhance the experience of their staff and students. They also highlight the importance of each person making educational and career decisions that make sense for themselves. Finally, they each provide their thoughts on whether one needs a doctoral degree to do our work in college student housing and residence life.
Paul returns to the podcast this week to chat with host Dustin Ramsdell about the fundamentals of roommate agreements and the role they serve in managing residential student conflict. Paul also highlights how users of Roompact's software can leverage its features to be proactive in reducing conflict. Learn from him and examples from other schools about high impact practices.
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Host Crystal lay speaks with Nate Armenta from Northern Arizona University about ways that college and university staff can support Native and Indigenous students and staff. Nate speaks on language, culture, land acknowledgments, and the importance of access to education for Native and Indigenous students.
This week, Dustin chats with Kendra about how institutions can think about integrating a supportive residence life experience to study abroad programs and why it is important for student success. Kendra also shares anecdotes from her story that help inform her perspective as well as changing dynamics in the international education space.
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Paul chats with Crystal Cyr and Kimberly Kruchen-Spaulding about their findings from a multi-institutional survey of resident assistants on their role, their experiences in the position, and their well-being and experiences of burnout. Learn about what this may mean for the future of the RA role and how we can better support RAs through both structural and practical reforms.
In this fun and special episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we bring the entire team together to reflect on their favorite memories from the past ten years of the company. Make sure to join the team in celebrating this milestone at ACUHO-I 2023
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Crystal sits down with Keith Edwards to discuss his new book, Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity. "Based on more than fifteen years of research, Keith E. Edwards, PhD, illuminates men’s masking, unmasking, and becoming to help men develop their own authentic masculinity. He also shares strategies to help us all better engage the men in our lives with empathy, reach them with compassion, effectively hold them accountable, and help them to become the men they aspire to be."
This week, we're pleased to introduce our 2023 ACUHO-I Summer Intern, Kassidy Giles, to the Roompact community! She just started working with us and we wanted to take a moment to give her the chance to share a bit about her background, the ACUHO-I process, and what she'll be working on this summer.
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Host Crystal lay speaks with Chana Bailey and Norton Mitchell of UC Berkeley about how residence life and housing staff can partner and build relationships with custodial and facilities staff. Learn more about their unique roles on campus and how to build trust to reach mutual goals.