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)