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Oh The Places You will Go- UMR

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UMR- ACHO 2012 Oh the Places You Will Go! Who We Are Identity Reasons Why We Explore Identity Using what you have Strategies for Exploring Identity Skills to Focus On Questions? Tim McCue
Position: Hall Director
Why I want to be a map: Work in upper division hall- have a interest in helping students prepare for the after graduation Why Start with Identity?
-Without knowing where our staff starts we can't go anywhere Natural and Important part of college Conversation Position Descriptions Alyssa Lipsiea
Position: Assistant Hall Director
Why I want to be a map: The RA position is unique and benefits any student going into any field, but do we help them utilize that enough? Erica Eischen
Position: Hall Director
Why I want to be a map: Help student staff realize the value and be a mutual partner with the job The Nuts and Bolts What is Identity
-Process of beginning to understand both who we are and who we are not.
-Influenced by internal factors
-Fluid process Race Sexual Orientation Gender Family Culture Class Religion Education CORE Personal Attributes
Personal Characteristics
Personal Identity Any New Experience can be a catalyst for identity exploration Catalyst College
Being a Staff Member Staff Member Staff Member Cataylst Bonding
To Reactants Help students learn to self-reflect Helps us blend their skills and interests
- buildings
- communities
-develop skills sought by employers A Practical Model of Identity Core and Peripheral Identities which shift based on Personal, Situational, and Environmental factors Activities such as "Crossing the Line" or "What's Left at the End?" Staff sharing observation with colleagues All these help staff explore both the obvious and the less obvious pieces of who they are Understanding is the first step in preparing them for the places they will go Develop skills that employers want within their staff position Help them recognize those skills National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2011, Strong Work Ethic Relevant Work Experience Detail Oriented Flexibility and Adaptability Interpersonal Skills Written Communication Problem Solving Initiative Communication Skills (verbal) Analytical Teamwork Objectives
Effectively and honestly understand the goals of paraprofessional staff
Critically analyze our job description to see how well we are preparing students to succeed based on employer articulated skill sets
Brainstorm ways to better align our paraprofessional positions with student goals and employer needs

Position Description:

Assess and Respond to the needs of the residents
Promote the growth and development of residents and facilitate their connection to the residence hall and campus community
Develop and maintain a hall environment which is conducive to student learning How To:

Learning about residents

Programming report evaluations




Student Interaction Reports on Mediated conflicts Position Description:

Demonstrate postitive leadership in the Residence Halls and as a member of the NDSU community
Assess and respond to the needs of the residents

Promote the growth and development of residents and facilitate their connection to the residence hall community
Develop and maintain a hall environment which is conducive to student learning
Ensure adherence to community standards in order to maximize resident's academic and personal success
Work collaboratively with staff and leaders in the building , and other staff members in the Department of Residence Life How To:

Promoting a climate that values diversity and inclusiveness

Learning each resident on their floor/wing/house, being available to the residents, and answering their questions and needs (referals)
Eating with residents

Communicating with custodial staff
Working with Hall Government representatives and other RAs for community agreements, roommate agreements, suite mate agreements

Working with floor or house partners Position Description:
Assess and respond to the needs of the residents


Promote the growth and development of residents and facilitate their connection to the residence hall and campus community
Ensure adherance to community standards in order to maximize residents' academic and personal success How To:
Be available and accessible to students, be responsive to residents' questions and needs and refer appropriately
Maintain and open and accepting attitude toward all residents and challenge residents to do the same

Hold residents accountable to all University/ Residence Life policies in a fair and objective manner and emphasize their community responsibilities Position Description:
Assess and respond to the needs of the residents

Develop and maintain a hall environment which is conducive to student learning

Ensure adherence to community standards in order to maximize residents' academic and personal success How To:
Be responsive to residents' questions and needs and refer appropriately
Assist students in negotiating and resolving conflict
Communicate with custodians about problems concerning cleanliness/ maintenance in the hall
Creating Community contracts, roommate/ suite mate agreements Position Description:
Ensure adherence to community standards in order to maximize residents' academic and personal success
Attend to administrative responsibilities How To:
Address and document all policy violations


Complete all paperwork promptly and accurately, assist in facilitating the room change process Position Description:
Assess and respond to the needs of the residents
Promote the growth and development of residents and facilitate their connection to the residence hall and campus community
Ensure adherence to community standards in order to maximize residents' academic and person success
Work collaboratively with staff and leaders in the building, and other staff members in the Department of Residence Life How To:
Regularly document knowledge of and interaction with students
Design and create bulletin boards and door decorations in accordance to guidelines set forth by the Hall Director
Address and document all policy violations

Develop and maintain frequent, regular and honest communication with the hall director Position Description:
Develop and maintain a hall environment which is conducive to student learning


Ensure adherence to community standards in order to maximize residents' academic and personal success
Work collaboratively with staff and leaders in the building, and other staff members in the Department of Residence Life How To:
Conduct regular meetings with residents to discuss policies, issues, and group concerns; communicate with custodians about problems concerning cleanliness/ maintenance in the hall
Understand University/ Residence Life policies and be able to explain rationale to students
Promote leadership opportunities for residents including but not limited to working with floor representatives. Position Description:
Develop and maintain a hall environment which is conducive to student learning
Work collaboratively with staff and leaders in the building, and other staff members in the Department of Residence Life

Assume responsibility for personal learning and development in the Resident Assistant role How To:
Enlist the help of all residents in establishing and maintaining quiet hours and other conditions to achieve a responsible learning community
Work closely with and under the supervision of the Hall Director to promote a responsible learning community
Work closely with floor/ house partners to promote an effective learning community in the hall
Participate in staff development activities Position Description:
This is all over most position descriptions, as it really just a matter of helping students see where they have the opportunity to do this, and where they have already done this. How To:
Resolving problems in the community
New Programs
Position Description:
The 20-hour-per-week position...which is truly probably more How To:
The variety of tasks that student staff members have to do and still balance...
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