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The Roompact Recap for Fall 2022

Are we back to normal yet? Hello Roompact Friends! The rush of opening is complete and we're coming off our most successful opening ever. In August/September, our average response time to your support emails was 15 minutes, and by being even more proactive, we've been able to reduce the number of times you've had to email us... Continue Reading →

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ResEdChat Ep 16: Crystal Lay and Reflections on a Career in Residence Life

In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we talk with Crystal about her decades of experience working in Residence Life all the way from her time as a student. She shares reflections about crisis response, setting boundaries, and being able to bring your best self to work. If you have a topic idea or want to engage in the community discussion, use the hashtag #ResEdChat.

ResEdChat Ep 14: The Reboot Episode!

In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat podcast, we welcome our new host, Dustin Ramsdell, who you may know as The Higher Ed Geek. We also share some behind the scenes on the creation of the podcast, as well as what is to come for the show in the coming months. If you have a topic idea or want to engage in the community discussion, use the hashtag #ResEdChat.

Reflections of a First Time Attendee at ACPA’s Institute on the Curricular Approach

Guest Post by Christopher Trautman, Residence Life Professional, The College of New Jersey This past month in Baltimore, MD, ACPA held their 15th annual Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA). The Institute teaches student affairs professionals how to design and implement out-of-class experiences for students that facilitate learning in an intentionally designed and sequenced way. I... Continue Reading →

Scheduling Your Way to Success in Residence Life

As we are [hopefully] settling into the start of our academic years, you may have been noticing some patterns in your calendars and weekly schedules. It can quickly feel overwhelming with the various administrative tasks to accomplish each day and week, and with the unexpected items demanding a more urgent response which redirects our focus.... Continue Reading →

Restorative Practices in ResLife: Prioritizing Connection in Intentional Conversations & Interactions

This post is one in a series about integrating Restorative Practices into a model for residential learning.  Start with the introduction as a primer and explore posts on other strategies you can utilize with a restorative lens.| Introduction | Roommate Agreements | Floor Meetings & Circles | Curriculum Development | Residential Curriculum | Intentional Conversations... Continue Reading →

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