Co-Curricular Initiatives: Housing & Residence Life
The Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL)
provides housing related services and also creates living learning environments within the residence halls which promote academic success, personal and spiritual development and foster opportunities for students to develop as student leaders and global citizens. In order to ensure continual improvement in our programs and services, HRL conducts a variety of assessment measures on an annual basis:
All training programs for student staff leaders are assessed to determine the extent to which our training meets learning outcomes and provides opportunities to practice needed skills for success.
The results from the annual Educational Benchmarking Incorporated (EBI) survey are shared institutionally with a variety of offices to enhance satisfaction with the student experience. These offices include Community Development, IT, Business Affairs, Dining Services and Institutional Research. Beginning in the Fall 2011 semester, data will be shared with the associate deans of each school or college which is specific to their students.
We have made a number of adjustments based on data from these surveys. In the 2009-2010 survey we asked a question regarding student satisfaction with weekend programming on campus. Of all students who reported they are on campus regularly on weekends, 34.6% reported being satisfied with the programs offered. We shared the data with Community Development so that they might increase offerings to students on weekends. In addition we required each Housing & Residence Life Resident Assistant to conduct at least one of their 5 required programs per semester on a weekend.
In the 2010-2011 survey we repeated the same question and the percentage of students reporting to be on campus regularly on weekends and satisfied with the amount of programming increased to 41.6%.
This data was also used by Community Development to support the institution of a student activities fee which went into effect with the Fall 2011 semester.
The question will be repeated again this year and we look to see even further improvement.