Creating A Successful Residential Community (APA2027.01)

Li-Chen Chin

Living on campus is an essential part of the Bennington student experience. As the College has one of the more economically and culturally diverse student bodies compared to other elite colleges and universities in the United States, how can students connect with and support one another in a meaningful way and create an inclusive and equitable residential community in this digital post-pandemic era? Based on college student development and Intercultural communication theories, public health framework, and restorative justice, the class will provide current knowledge and develop skills essential to creating and facilitating a positive house culture.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
1. Understand college student development theory on psychosocial development, cognitive and moral development, and person-environment development, and how it shapes the dynamics of residential community living;
2. Develop their intercultural communication and leadership skills;
3. Incorporate self-care strategies that maintain their well-being;
4. Implement interculturally competent approaches to respond to and manage interpersonal conflicts; and
5. Provide and evaluate an effective residential educational program in response to community needs.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Fully In-Person , New Courses , Two Credit , Updates