Within the past few years, residence life and education professionals are increasingly scrutinizing the resident advisor (RA) role. Is it still relevant? Is it sustainable? Have times changed? How have our students changed? What should be the duties of the position? What are reasonable duties for an undergraduate staff member? How do we compensate our student staff appropriately? The list of questions could go on and on.
These past few months Roompact has been running a blog series where a variety of authors weigh in on these questions. Each provides a unique insight into their point of view. Check them out…
AND, if you want to contribute your own voice to this project, please reach out to Paul at roompact dot com, and let us know. We offer our writers a little thank you gift for their contribution and labor, too.
- Changing Traditions: The RA role is undergoing major changes as members shape it to the needs of their campus (ACUHO-I Talking Stick) by Camille Perlman and Tori Negash
About The George Washington University’s Experiment
- Reimagining Residential Professional Staffing by M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Stewart Robinette, and Seth Weinshel in NASPA’s Leadership Exchange (access requires membership)
- GW to Transform Service and Care for Residential Students in GW Today (2/24/21)
- Too Much for Students to Handle? Why One University Decided to Do Away With RAs by Katherine Mangan in The Chronicle of Higher Education (2/25/21)
- Reimagined Residential Professional Staffing Model Celebrates Early Progress by Nick Erickson in GW Today (3/7/22)