Announcement: ACPA and Roompact Enter Into Partnership to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement

Roompact and ACPA - College Student Educators International are happy to announce that they’ve entered a formal partnership agreement. Roompact and ACPA will work together on case studies, software development, educational development, and marketing initiatives. “ACPA is the leader in our field when it comes to supporting and fostering college student learning. Our company and... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Consider Applying to be a Showcase School at the Institute on the Curricular Approach

ACPA's Institute on the Curricular Approach (formerly the Residential Curriculum Institute) is the source for learning about applying curricular structures to your work. As a former and current Institute faculty member myself, and working for a company that is the official software sponsor, I strongly believe in the mission of the Institute and the effectiveness... Continue Reading →

Video: PechaKucha – Claiming Our Roles As Educators: Residential Curriculum and Curricular Approaches

At the most recent Convention of ACPA - College Student Educators International, I had the opportunity to present a PechaKucha-style presentation on residential curriculum and curricular approaches to student affairs work. In this video I discuss why we need a curricular approach, how the movement started, what curricular approaches entail, and how we can move... Continue Reading →

Presentation: Implementing Intentional Conversations into Your Residence Life and Curriculum Work

Intentional conversations, or structured interactions between residents and peer leaders, are increasingly being used as integral components of educational efforts in the residence halls. At the most recent International Convention of ACPA - College Student Educators International in Houston, Texas, I had the pleasure of presenting with Hilary Lichterman on some high impact practices associated... Continue Reading →

Recapping Day 3 of the 2017 Residential Curriculum Institute

Roompact is proud to sponsor of ACPA's Residential Curriculum Institute. Offered annually to educators and professionals in residence life and education, the Institute is a three day series of sequential workshops and sessions that teach participants how to implement a curricular approach to education in the residence halls. As provider of software that enables colleges and universities... Continue Reading →

Recapping Day 2 of the 2017 Residential Curriculum Institute

Roompact is proud to sponsor of ACPA's Residential Curriculum Institute. Offered annually to educators and professionals in residence life and education, the Institute is a three day series of sequential workshops and sessions that teach participants how to implement a curricular approach to education in the residence halls. As provider of software that enables colleges and universities... Continue Reading →

Recapping Day 1 of the 2017 Residential Curriculum Institute

Roompact is proud to sponsor of ACPA's Residential Curriculum Institute. Offered annually to educators and professionals in residence life and education, the Institute is a three day series of sequential workshops and sessions that teach participants how to implement a curricular approach to education in the residence halls. As provider of software that enables colleges and universities... Continue Reading →

What Is and Why Attend ACPA’s Institute on the Curricular Approach (Residential Curriculum Institute)?

The Institute on the Curricular Approach (formerly the Residential Curriculum Institute) is a professional development opportunity offered by ACPA-College Student Educators International and co-sponsored by its Commission for Housing and Residential Life and the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation. The Institute provides an overview and training on how to start and grow a residential curriculum and,... Continue Reading →

Residential Curriculum Element #10: Assessment Occurs at All Levels: From Educational Priority to Learning Goals and Outcomes

In order to be successful, a curriculum must be supported by a robust plan for assessment. This includes assessment at all levels of the curriculum--from educational priority to learning goals and outcomes. When beginning a curriculum, institutions may have a number of broad assessment measures already in place. These could include summative assessments, accomplished through national... Continue Reading →

Residential Curriculum Element #9: Peer-Review is Accomplished Through an Intentional Process

Because curricula are educational plans, they should be subject to the same peer-review processes as their course-credit-bearing equivalents. The idea of peer-review is borrowed from scholarly circles, whereby communities of scholars engage in self governance and ensure quality and standards are adhered to. The same holds true of a residential curriculum review process. With a... Continue Reading →

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