Campus Ministry and Residence Life“A Match Made in Heaven” OASPA/OCPA 2006 February 2, 2006 Joanna Ellwood & Austina McFarland Ohio Dominican University
To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation. Ohio Dominican University Motto
The Naked Roommate & living on a cruise ship…
Key Points • Collaboration • Outreach • Community
Developing Effective Campus and Community Relationships Arthur Sandeen Essential Elements of good campus relations Trustworthy and Honest Being competent Listening and involving Maintaining confidentiality Ensuring effective planning Following Up From The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration
Student Learning Imperative http://www.acpa.nche.edu/sli/sli.htm “What are promising strategies for developing collaborative projects between student affairs and other campus and off campus agencies committed to enhancing student learning and personal development?” “…meaningful collaboration with other units is at best serendipitous.” Was it an accident? Intentional attendance Staff meetings Programming Training activities School functions Tag team RA’s & Residents
Creative Outreach Students don’t have interactions with institutions they have encounters and interactions with individuals. Tim Brown 2003
Individual Contact Planting seeds for positive experiences Necessary parts of experience Groups we interact with… RA Staff ODU 100 class Peer Advisors Our professional relationship Individual contact in the building
A Major Part of working with first year students is that they’re not in High School Anymore • Tim Brown 2003 • FYI Annual
“We should ask College Students not what are you going to do or what do you want to do, But rather what kind of person do you want to become. To start the conversation in a way that will provide some self insight for the student and get him thinking a little bit about who he is and what he indeed might become.” Nevitt Sanford
Community… Are we on Target?
Questions for Discussion Name one instance of collaboration that works at your institution? Do your first year experience programs rely on collaboration? Is it successful or not? Explain. Discuss the most creative collaboration you’ve been involved with. What made it so successful? 4. Do our students notice when we collaborate and when we don’t? 5. What kinds of things do we learn about ourselves professionally when we collaborate with people in our department and outside of our department?
Your Actions speak so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying. Brown 2003
Contact Info Austina McFarland firstname.lastname@example.org 614-253-4829 Campus Minister in Residence Joanna Ellwood email@example.com 614-251-4712 Assistant Director of Residence Life & Fitzpatrick Hall Director