Creating Connections. Cultivating Citizens.
University Housing strives to support students as they develop into global citizens. The residential curriculum is linked to Georgia State’s mission to transform the lives of students, advance the frontiers of knowledge and strengthen the workforce of the future.
In fall 2018, 73 percent of residents were engaged in a C.A.R.E. convo.
Educational Priority: Citizenship
Georgia State's University Housing strives to cultivate engaged citizens in global communities.
-Kerr & Tweedy, '06
To be self-aware, students must recognize behaviors, beliefs, values and ethics within their own reality. Residents will be able to better understand oneself as a member of the residential community.
To manage one’s personal affairs, students must demonstrate interdependence and critical thinking. Residents will be able to maintain healthy relationships, effectively communicate, and care for their holistic well-being.
To recognize multiple perspectives, students must understand their identities and how these identities inform their interactions within their communities. Residents will be able to identify, understand, and communicate differences within their residential and global communities.
To be academically engaged, students must commit to their academic success through active participation in their academic coursework, educational environments, and use of university resources. Residents will be able identify academic partners and resources within their residential and campus communities.
Self-Authorship: by Marcia Baxter Magolda
“Self- Authorship is defined as the internal capacity to define one's beliefs, identity, and social relations.”
–Baxter Magolda, 2008
“Higher Education has a responsibility to help young adults make the transition from being shaped by society, to shaping society in their role as leaders in society's future.”
–Baxter Magolda, 1999
Educational Strategies - C.A.R.E.
Empower residents and student leaders to interact in-person, to develop compassion, foster meaningful relationships and connect residents to resources within the campus community.
Staff-led community enrichment programs that are intentionally aligned with curricular learning outcomes.
Initial and ongoing student-centered support, facilitated by student leaders and professional staff, in response to crises and needs in an effort to guide residents through challenging transitions.
Deliberate collaboration with campus partners to expose residents to resources that will assist them in navigating their student experience.
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