Sponsored Program: Best Practices-Implementing the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

The Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs in preparation for convention in Tampa. The final program to be highlighted is:

Best Practices-Implementing the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

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The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was enacted to address campus violence against women on college campuses. The Act mandates a duty to report various crimes and incidents, that Campus Security Authorities (CSA) are properly trained, and colleges provide programming that addresses sexual assault and domestic violence. This panel discussion will provide best practices related to the implementation and compliance with the Campus SaVE Act through a robust and interactive dialogue.

Presenters
Aaron Hart, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Hilary Lichterman, University of South Carolina
Lindsay Whipple, American University

Put it on your convention calendar!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
8 – 9 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 25

Sponsored Program: Reinventing Roles: Shaping the Story of a Department Re-Organization

The Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs in preparation for convention in Tampa. The fifth program to be highlighted is:

Reinventing Roles: Shaping the Story of a Department Re-Organization

In 2010, Indiana State University’s President relocated Residential Life out of Student Affairs and into Academic Affairs as a way to increase the department’s focus on student success and completion. Over the past 4 years, this new re-organization has impacted the institution, along with its students, staff and faculty, in significant ways. This session will discuss the rationale for the organizational change as well as explore the challenges, outcomes, and opportunities that have resulted from this unusual alignment.

Presenters
Amanda R Knerr, Indiana State University
Jessica Robinson, Indiana State University
Lindsay Peck, Indiana State University

Put it on your convention calendar!

Saturday, March 7, 2015
5 – 6 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Meeting Room 4

Sponsored Program: Living-Assessing-Learning: Re-Creating the National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP)

The Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs in preparation for convention in Tampa. The fourth program to be highlighted is:

Living-Assessing-Learning: Re-Creating the National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP)

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The NSLLP is a survey theoretically constructed from data gathered from 600 living learning programs at post-secondary institutions across the country. Building upon elements of this survey, we recast it, using an assessment and utility-in-practice as opposed to a research framework. In this session, we will explore how the new survey was designed with practitioner needs in mind. To this end, we will workshop the survey, to solicit specific feedback from practitioners—a critically important step in empirically-based survey design.

Presenters

Matthew Mayhew, New York University
Ethan Youngerman, New York University
Marc A Lo, New York University

Put it on your convention calendar!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Meeting Room 9

Sponsored Program: “The View” from the Director’s Chair in Residential Life

The Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs in preparation for convention in Tampa. The third program to be highlighted is:

“The View” from the Director’s Chair in Residential Life

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Are you ready to climb up the ladder or make a move that is right for you? Mid-level professionals who plan to move toward a director position will need to think through the competencies and experiences necessary to assume this important role. This interactive session, hosted by housing directors, will touch on finding the right fit, understanding the big picture and campus political environments, and managing people. Participants will leave with an action plan for working towards a director position.

Presenters
Troy Seppelt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Amanda Knerr, Illinois State University
Charlie Potts, Gustavus Adolphus College

Put it on your convention calendar!
Friday, March 6, 2015
8 – 9 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Meeting Room 9

Sponsored Program: The Status of Gender-Neutral Housing

The Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs over the next few weeks in preparation for convention in Tampa. The second program to be highlighted is:

The Status of Gender-Neutral Housing: Findings from a National Study

Deborah Taub, Professor of Higher Education at the University of North Caroline Greensboro had this to say about what led her and her co-presenter, Brad Johnson, to study gender-neutral housing.

From “Co-ed Dorms” to Gender-Neutral Housing

 In Tampa at #ACPA15 my colleague Brad Johnson and I will be presenting the results of our national study of the status of gender-neutral housing on college and university campuses. We are delighted to have this opportunity and with the co-sponsorship of CHRL and SCLGBTA of our program. In this blog post I thought I’d share with you how I got interested in conducting this study.

I am a proud alum of Oberlin College. Oberlin gained national notoriety when it was featured in a November 20, 1970 cover story in Life magazine: “Co-ed Dorms: An Intimate Campus Revolution.” Although the tone of the article is quite positive, it is clear that, in 1970, this was a revolutionary move.

*** See http://oberlin.edu/175/didyouknow-coed.html or http://life.time.com/culture/oberlin-when-coed-dorms-were-new-1970/?iid=lb-gal-viewagn#1

However, by 1978, the percentage of colleges offering coed housing had reached 85% (DeCoster, 1979). Today, over 90% of students who live in college housing live in coeducational housing (Willoughby, Carroll, Marshall, & Clark, 2009). The present ubiquity of coed housing and the widespread acceptance of it made me wonder whether a college housing arrangement seen today as revolutionary – gender-neutral housing – might similarly grow to be widely practiced and accepted.

Inspired by DeCoster’s (1979) study of the growth of coeducational housing, I invited colleagues Brad Johnson and Torry Reynolds to join me in a study that essentially would take a snapshot of where the practice of gender-neutral housing is today. The idea is to follow-up periodically to track the growth of gender-neutral housing.

We will be presenting that first snapshot at #ACPA15.

References

DeCoster, D. A. (1979). Coeducational housing in colleges and universities: 1967 to 1978. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 9, 6-9.

Willoughby, B. J., Carroll, J. S., Marshall, W. J., & Clark, C. (2009). The decline of in loco parentis and the shift to coed housing on college campuses. Journal of Adolescent Research, 24, 21-36. doi: 10.1177/0743558408326914

The Status of Gender-Neutral Housing: Findings from a National Study

Co-sponsored by the Commission for Housing and Residential Life and the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness

Abstract: How widespread is the practice of gender-neutral housing (GNH) and how is it being implemented? What barriers to establishing GNH have campuses encountered? What GNH policies have been developed? Presenters will share the results and implications of a national study of GNH at ACUHO-I member institutions.

Deborah Taub

Coordinating Presenter

Deborah Taub, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Professor of Higher Education

Put it on your convention calendar!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Meeting Room 11

Sponsored Program: Addressing Inclusive Language on Campus

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As promised, the Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs over the next few weeks in preparation for convention in Tampa. The first program to be highlighted is …

A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Inclusive Language on Campus

Students frequently express feeling unwelcome on campus because of non-inclusive language. This session reviews components of a comprehensive campaign about why language matters. Participants engage in simulated experiences demonstrating approaches to conversations around language and inclusion. The Department of Resident Life, Multicultural Involvement and Student Advocacy Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, School of Engineering, and Oral Communications Department at the University of Maryland collaborated to bring this comprehensive campaign to faculty, staff, and students across the campus.

Coordinating Presenter
Paige Smith, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Director, Women in Engineering

Put it on your convention calendar!
Friday, March 6, 2015
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom Salon B

Check out more on the University of Maryland’s Inclusive Language Campaign
www.inclusivelanguage.umd.edu or on Facebook

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Get Excited About Convention! CHRL Sponsored Programs

ACPA Tampa 2015

The 2015 ACPA Convention is fast approaching, and the Commission for Housing and Residential Life (CHRL) is working hard to prepare professional development opportunities for you! Below are six high-quality programs CHRL recommends you put on your convention schedule. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting these in more detail, so keep an eye out for more information.

Programs sponsored by the Commission for Housing and Residential Life

“The View” from the Director’s Chair in Residential Life

Fri. 3/6 8:00 AM Troy L Seppelt (Univ of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) Marriott Tampa Waterside – Meeting Room 9

A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Inclusive Language on Campus

Fri. 3/6 05:30 PM Paige Smith (University of Maryland) Marriott Tampa Waterside – Grand Ballroom Salon B

Living-Assessing-Learning: Re-Creating the National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP)

Sat. 3/7 9:30 AM Matthew J. Mayhew (New York University) Marriott Tampa Waterside – Meeting Room 9

Reinventing Roles: Shaping the Story of a Department Re-Organization

Sat. 3/7 05:00 PM Amanda R Knerr (Indiana State University) Marriott Tampa Waterside – Meeting Room 4

The Status of Gender-Neutral Housing: Findings from a National Study

Sun. 3/8 08:00 AM Deborah J Taub (Univ of NC at Greensboro) Marriott Tampa Waterside – Meeting Room 11

Best Practices-Implementing the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

Sun. 3/8 08:00 AM Aaron J Hart (Indiana Univ–Purdue Univ Indianapolis) Tampa Convention Center – Room 25

Don’t forget, convention is March 5 – 8 in Tampa. General convention details can be found here: http://convention.myacpa.org/tampa2015/