Student Community Development Engagement Questions

Community Development in Residence Halls

Questions for Student Community Development & Student Engagement

WeekMentor
Sept 4Discuss 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 social media 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 18What rituals 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 25How 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  2Talk 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 9Please 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 16What are the ways in which you have actively encouraged students to use campus resources/the engagement center?

 

Have you (or your residents) developed additional rituals 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 23What 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 30Record 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 6Which 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 13How 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 20From 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 27What activities are you planning for your community to get ready for finals and semester break?
Dec 4How did BASIC help you build your community this semester?
How are you welcoming new community members and encouraging their involvement?
In which area(s) of the 6 I’s of Community is your floor developing most? Why would you identify that area? How can you help to develop that area more?
What are some “hot topics” your residents may be interested in this semester (ex. Current events in the news, athletic events, etc)? (p. 66, 73)
Think about the needs of your floor.  Which style of leadership (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) have you utilized this week and why?
How has the style of leadership you utilized this week (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) helped develop a community on your floor?
Who are quieter or shy residents on your floor? What are some ways you’ve been able to include these individuals in activities and dialogue? (p. 65)
What are some things that your residents are interested in going for fun? (p. 64)
What rituals have you (or your residents developed on the floor)?
What are some academic-related concerns or topics of conversation that you’ve heard on the floor this week? (p. 64)
In which area(s) of the 6 I’s of Community is your floor developing most? Why would you identify that area? How can you help to develop that area more?
What activities did you see your residents engaged in this week that could be considered a floor ritual? How could you expand this ritual? What could you do to recognize the ritual and those who take part in it?
Think about the needs of your floor.  Which style of leadership (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) have you utilized this week and why?
How has the style of leadership you utilized this week (Directing, Coaching, Supporting, or Delegating) helped develop a community on your floor?
What rituals have you (or your residents) developed on the floor?
In which area(s) of the 6 I’s of Community is your floor developing most? Why would you identify that area? How can you help to develop that area more?
What are the ways that you’ve recognized the accomplishments of residents on your floor? (p. 76) Those of staff members?
Did you have a floor meeting or dialogue this week? How did you publicize it? How did you involve residents in planning it? Were there individuals you had to keep an eye on (ex. Quiet residents or aggressive speakers)?
Think about the 5 Ds. What is the appropriate timeline for you to work through he 5 Ds with your Community?
What rituals have you (or your residents) developed on the floor?
What is your plan for implementing the 5 Ds within your Community? Be as specific as you can.
How did BASIC help you build your floor Community?
Are there any closure activities that you think would work well for your community?
How did your closure activities go?

 

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