After 8 weeks on the Roompact Team, I’d love to say that I’ve cracked the code of WFH ("Work from Home"), but I can’t say that that’s the case. Even with WFH experience in my last position and a year of online school, working a remote internship has posed a difficult transition to navigate. It’s... Continue Reading →
Roompact's "Res Life Quick Tips" series highlights ideas and suggestions you can utilize in your residence life and education practice. Take a look through our past quick tips. Starting in housing and residence life can be exciting and daunting all at the same time. The year always starts out with an intense flurry of activity... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we speak with Quan Phan, a student affairs professional with an incredible aptitude for graphic design. Learn how Quan uses his skills to enhance the educational impact of materials he designs and learn some tips on how you can, too.
Get Ready for Staff Training and Move In! Hello Friends! It’s hard to believe it's time to start preparing for move in! To help get you ready, we've compiled a number of updates for you in this quarter's Roompact Recap. We've also created a checklist for you of common tasks to accomplish to ensure you're ready to... Continue Reading →
These horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only... and are... hopefully... entertaining. Capricorn December 22 - January 20 This month is giving you all the feels. Endings and new beginnings are all around you. Try to ride the wave and leave the month full of gratitude. You have a number of staff that will go above... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, co-hosts Paul and Camille talk with DaVaughn Vincent-Bryan from the University of Pittsburgh about his experiences using food and cooking with intentionality to enhance student engagement, learning, and community. Come away with some ideas on how you can +1 some of your strategies in the residence halls.
Though Intentional Conversations are meant to be casual conversations between student staff and their residents, these chats still require some degree of training and preparation. While professional staff members work to create a lesson plan or Intentional Conversation guide that models the goals and desires of their residential curriculum, significant thought should also be put... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we talk with Debbie Scheibler, residence life professional, former MACUHO President, and current doctoral student. We discuss what the residence life landscape looks like post-COVID and Debbie's doctoral research into students experiences at campuses with a residential curriculum.
The short answer is: none. Facilitation guides and lesson plans are two terms used for the same thing. They are the detailed guides that an educator can use to implement a specific strategy. So, for example, if I were going a study skills workshop, the lesson plan or facilitation guide would list the specific outcomes... Continue Reading →