NWCCD Residential Education Learning Outcomes
Cognitive Complexity: Students will learn to…
- recognize the consequences of their actions.
- construct independent thoughts and make decisions for themselves.
Knowledge Acquisition, Integration, and Application: Students will learn to…
- utilize knowledge gained from classroom and extracurricular experiences and apply it to their residence hall community living.
- identify and utilize appropriate campus and life resources.
- identify the conditions that best support their ability to study and learn.
- develop and practice successful skills and strategies for learning and academic success.
- determine priorities and matching them with their goals.
- recognize that learning occurs both inside and outside the formal classroom.
- engage the multiple aspects of one’s self (i.e. psychological, social, emotional, cognitive, etc.) in the learning process.
Humanitarianism: Students will learn to…
- respect, value, and appreciate diversity in the broadest sense.
- understand their personal identity and how it relates to their community.
- acknowledge the effect of past experiences on individual perspectives.
Civic Engagement: Students will learn to…
- recognize their personal impact on individual NWCCD community members (students, faculty, and staff) and the community as a whole.
- implement strategies for coexisting with others in a common living space.
- recognize effective leadership skills and opportunities to develop as leaders.
Intrapersonal Development: Students will learn to…
- set boundaries in living situations and environments .
- being open to new ideas that challenge their own beliefs.
- clarify their personal values and beliefs.
- reflect on the consequences of their actions.
- recognize how individual decisions and actions directly reflect on personal values and character.
Interpersonal Competence: Students will learn to…
- develop and maintain healthy personal relationships.
- Respectfully engage in dialogue with others who hold different values and beliefs.
- recognize the role of collaboration and interdependence in community living .
- actively contribute to the definition and development of who they are as a community.
- connect with others who have different perspectives, beliefs, and backgrounds.
Practical Competence: Students will learn to…
- recognize how their lifestyle choices affect their health and well-being.
- develop the self-awareness to recognize when they need help from others.
Benefits of Living On Campus
Residence Hall Students:
- Are provided a higher level of safety and security than living off campus
- Have a substantially better chance of graduating
- Have increased feelings of self-confidence and popularity
- Have improved public speaking ability.
- Are overall more satisfied with their college experience.
- Have higher GPA’s than those living off-campus
- Take a higher number of credit hours per semester
- Utilize campus resources such as the library more often
- Get more involved with campus activities, gaining leadership skills
- Have a higher probability of getting their degree from the same university
- Show greater gains in artistic interests and interpersonal self esteem
**Based on studies done by Fleming (1984) and Nobel (1985)