Questions for Assessing Student Engagement and Community Development

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Resident Assistant/ Resident Advisor/ Mentor / Community Advisor/ Peer Advisor Questions to Assess Student Engagement

 

RA/Mentor/CP/CC Weekly Log 

Resident Advisor / Resident Assitant, Peer Leader, Community Assistant

 Date: (drop down dates) 

 Resident Connections 

 

  1. Document information (interests, skills, abilities, issues, etc.)  you’ve learned about your residents this week. 

Student Name:  

New information: 

I would like a searchable database to be set up so it queries much like the outlook address book.  Behind the scenes, the information about each student should continue to grow. )  

 

Add another student: allow mentor/CC/CP to add as many students as he or she likes. 

 

  1. Based upon the information you’ve learned and observed about your individual students, what will you do this week (to follow up)? 

 

Student name (I would like a searchable database to be set up so it queries much like the outlook address book). 

 

Is additional follow up by the AHD/ACD/Director required/should the student be on the senior staff’s radar screen* (check box) 

 

Academic Support and Engagement 
Health and Wellness 
Intercultural Engagement 
Residential Support 

Pillar area (drop down)  

(check all that apply) 

 Target intervention and rationale (what will you do, and what is the desired outcome?) 

 

Will you be consulting with or referring the student to a particular office or offices? Yes or No. 

 

If the staff member clicks yes, I’d like them to be prompted to a drop box that would include the offices associated with each pillar area checked: 

Academic Support and Engagement Academic Advising, Career Center, Math Learning Center, Writing Center, RCPD, Law School, GSA, Residential College 
Health and Wellness Counseling Center, Culinary Services, Olin Health, Olin Education, Recreational Sports 
Intercultural Engagement Office of International Students and Scholars, OCAT, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Office of Study Abroad, LGBT Resource Center 
Residential Support Housing Assignments, Facilities, Residence Life Fulltime staff, Guest Services, RJ, Student Life 

 

Target date to complete intervention: 

 

Add another student entry: The staff member should be able to repeat the above steps as many times as necessary to document student issues. 

 

  1. Last week you said you would do the following (I would like the information from the previous week to automatically load into this area): 

Student 

Target intervention 

Target completion date 

Please report on the outcome(s): 

Is further action necessary? Yes, No  (Note, if you check “yes”, you will automatically be pushed back to question 2 to add a new intervention) 

If yes, push mentor/CC/CP back to question 2 to add a new intervention: 

 

Community 

 

  1. Based upon the information you’ve learned and observed about your community, what will you do within the coming week? 

 

Target group (entire floor or sub-group of students on your floor – please list names of sub-group): a searchable database to be set up so it queries much like the outlook address book – groups). 

 

How can the Senior Staff be helpful with community concerns/development?  (textbox) 

 

Is additional follow up by the AHD/Director required/ should the group dynamic be on the senior staff’s radar screen? Check box 

 

How can the Engagement Center Staff be helpful with your community concerns? (textbox) 

 

LOGIC: Situation (source), desired outcome and assessment, and resources/timeline? (textbox) 

 

Will you be consulting with a particular office or offices? Yes or no. 

 

If the mentor/CC/CP clicks yes, prompted to a drop box that would include the offices associated with each pillar area checked: 

Academic Support and Engagement Academic Advising, Career Center, Math Learning Center, Writing Center, RCPD, Law School, GSA, Residential College 
Health and Wellness Counseling Center, Culinary Services, Olin Health, Olin Education, Recreational Sports 
Intercultural Engagement Office of International Students and Scholars, OCAT, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Office of Study Abroad, LGBT Resource Center 
Residential Support Housing Assignments, Facilities, Residence Life Fulltime staff, Guest Services, RJ, Student Life 

 

 

Add another group entry: The staff member should be able to repeat the above steps as many times as necessary to document Group Issus/Interventions. 

 

Please document any impromptu group activities that occurred this week (include date, activity, , organizer, number of students participating, any learning outcomes that might have occurred). (textbox) 

 

  1. Last week you said you would do the following (I would like the information from the previous week to automatically load into this area): 

 

Please report on the outcome(s): (text box) 

Is further action necessary? Yes, No  (Note, if you check “yes”, you will automatically be pushed back to question 4 to add a new intervention) 

If yes, push mentor/CC/CP back to question 4 to add a new intervention: 

 

  1. Based upon your observations of your community, what would be the most appropriate type of bulletin board for you to develop and/or post? (CPs – skip)  

 

  1. Provide an update on your role with upcoming Collaborative Programming Events planned within the building or neighborhood? 

 

Rotating questions: 

 

Next week you’ll be asked to report on: 

 

Personal 

  1. How are you doing (personally, academically, as a staff member)?   

 

Staff 

  1. Share thoughts/perspectives about your supervisor and staff relationships (textbox) 

 

Other 

  1. Please note any additional issues/concerns/questions: (textbox) 

Page Break 

Week Mentor 
Sept 4 Discuss the community development initiatives you’ve had with your residents thus far? 

What did you do?  When?  Who chose not to participate and why do you think that is?  How are you going to involve these individuals in the coming week? 

 

Please plot the development of your floor community using the following descriptors: 

 

Introduction (click here) Interaction 

(click here) 

Involvement (click here) Influence (click here) Investment (click here) Identity (click here) 

 

Sept 11  

How do you plan on using Spartan Connect within your community? 

 

Have you worked with your residents to connect them to student organizations? Do you have a floor representative to hall government?  

 

Think about the needs of your floor. Which style of leadership (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) have you utilized this week and why? 

 

 

Sept 18 What traditions have you (or your residents) developed on the floor?   

 

What kind of initiative can you take in order to learn more (or the remaining) resident’s names? 

How have you helped make students feel important this week? 

 

Sept 25 How has the style of leadership you utilized this week (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) helped develop a community on your floor? 

 

Please plot the development of your floor community using the following descriptors: 

 

Introduction (click here) Interaction 

(click here) 

Involvement (click here) Influence (click here) Investment (click here) Identity (click here) 

 

Oct  2 Talk about the social network that exists on your floor.  How did it develop?  Who initiated it?  How and Why? 

 

Talk about the unique skills, abilities and talents that your students have.  How can you link students together based upon the skills, abilities and talents of one and the needs of others?  

Oct 9 Please plot the development of your floor community using the following descriptors: 

 

Introduction (click here) Interaction 

(click here) 

Involvement (click here) Influence (click here) Investment (click here) Identity (click here) 

 

Think about the needs of your floor.  Which style of leadership (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) have you utilized this week and why? 

 

Oct 16 What are the ways in which you have actively encouraged students to use campus resources/the engagement center? 

 

Have you (or your residents) developed additional traditions on your floor?  Which ones persist?  Talk about why some students may not be participating in these and how you plan on connecting them to the floor community. 

Oct 23 What individuals are not significantly involved in your floor community? How will you reach out to them individually this week? 

How has the style of leadership you utilized this week (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) helped develop a community on your floor? 

Oct 30 Record the names and talents and skills of at least five residents below.  How can you utilize those talents and skills to help develop community on your floor? 

 

Please plot the development of your floor community using the following descriptors: 

 

Introduction (click here) Interaction 

(click here) 

Involvement (click here) Influence (click here) Investment (click here) Identity (click here) 

 

Nov 6 Which residents can you intentionally connect because of the talents and skills of one and the needs the other(s)? How do you plan on connecting them? 

Think about the needs of your floor. Which style of leadership (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) have you utilized this week and why?  

 

Have you provided an avenue for your residents who are members of student organizations to share info with the floor? 

Nov 13 How can you utilize your residents and their talents and skills to help develop community on your floor? In the building? In the neighborhood? 

What activities are you planning for your community to get ready for semester break & for finals? 

 

Please plot the development of your floor community using the following descriptors: 

 

Introduction (click here) Interaction 

(click here) 

Involvement (click here) Influence (click here) Investment (click here) Identity (click here) 

 

Nov 20 From talking with residents and your (sub) staff – what trends in student behavior are you noticing? Are there concerns about Academics? Health and Wellness? Interculturalism? That we could focus on next semester. 
Nov 27 What activities are you planning for your community to get ready for finals and semester break? 
Dec 4 How did BASIC help you build your community this semester? 

 

 

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