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Residential Curriculum for the First Year Experience

Residential Life | California College of the Arts

Paul R

on 3 July 2013

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Transcript of Residential Curriculum for the First Year Experience

Learning Outcomes - Fall Semester
California College of the Arts
educates students to shape culture and society
through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Benefiting from its San Francisco Bay Area location, the college
prepares students for lifelong creative work
by cultivating
community engagement
, and
social and environmental responsibility

The Division of Student Affairs maximizes the student experience. We
foster transformative co-curricular learning
support students
as they navigate challenges and transitions. We teach students the skills they need
to be artist-citizens who embody CCA values
Curriculum Foundation
Residential Life | California College of the Arts
Residential Curriculum for the First Year Experience

What Are The Needs of
First Year CCA Students?
First Year Competencies: "Kujichagulia"
Educational Strategies

Curriculum Overview - Fall Semester
-1:1 meetings with residents
-Social mapping project
-Community First Year
Experience survey
On-going Assessment/Reporting
-RA weekly community reports
-RA conversations w/ supervisor
-Activity debriefs (lesson plan)
-Exit FYE survey
Residential Curriculum VS. Programming Model
The Office of Residential Life
provides a safe and educational living environment
. Our residential curriculum
engages students at critical points of their personal and artistic development
. We challenge and support our students through
co-curricular learning
opportunities that guide them
to become artist-citizens
Strategic Plan: "Dream Big"
Academic support
Campus/student involvement
Diversity appreciation
Health & wellness
Independence & autonomy
Initial stages of leadership development
Interpersonal relationships
Self/Artist-identity and expression

May or may not have an overarching mission, but lacks focus

A quota of programs that pertain to general categories of student life (i.e. academic, social, cultural)

Non-sequential and not specific to stages of student development

Success measured via participation

Experiential Learning

Connects to the institution, division, and department mission

Specific & measurable learning outcomes based on theory and research

Follows student development, month-to-month and year-to-year

Curriculum review and assessment plan to measure success
Social Consciousness
Academic Connections
Demonstrate the ability to self-reflect
Identify social identities of self and other existing identities in society
Indicate an understanding of how others perceive you & influence you
Determine the community's behavior expectations of self and others
Demonstrate an understanding of how your behavior affects others
Contribute to the creation and maintenance of an inclusive community
Exemplify caring for yourself, individuals, and the community
Discover unknown skills and passions
Explore academic/career options & establish academic goals
Develop a peer group that is supportive of your personal and academic success
Juxtapose academic curriculum with art career
Form professional relationships with faculty
identify academic planning resources and how to use them
acquire a professional relationship with faculty inside and outside of the classroom
explore various styles of learning
execute academic & artistic integrity
acknowledge that multiple perspectives exist on one topic

find community within one's residential hall
engage in positive conversation with people different from one's self
incorporate cultural and personal identities into residential programming
confront and solve conflict with peers in a respectful manner
create expectations and roommate agreements that foster acceptance and belonging
recognize one's position in society and the power of voice/expression
distinguish personal strengths and interests to drive the discovery of co-curricular involvement
determine and practice healthy living habits, both physically and mentally
make socially responsible and safe decisions

Social Consciousness
Academic Connections
Residents will be able to...
1:1 meetings with every resident
Roommate agreements/contracts
Social mapping project
Monthly floor/hall meetings
Diversity/social justice

Campus social situations
Personal development
Monthly community themes
Bulletin boards/Door decorations
Workshop series (collab. w/ college partners)
Passive programs (self-regulated)
Traditional programming
Academic, social, cultural, personal growth,
Hall government
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