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Beginning in the Fall of 2011, Clemson University went back to an old concept of faculty living among students in a residence hall. The program started with three faculty members and as grown to six Faculty-in-Residence for Fall 2014.
The Faculty-in-Residence Program at Clemson University is a structured program that promotes interaction between students and faculty through out-of-classroom experiences. The Faculty-in-Residence lives in a specially designed apartment within or adjacent to a residence hall so that the faculty member and his/her family can share the residence hall living experience with students. The Faculty-in-Residence helps plan and implement educational, recreational, social and cultural programs while serving as a role model, mentor, adviser, teacher, and leader in the residential community.
A successful Faculty-in-Residence will be interested in students and have the desire to relate to students in a residential setting, outside of the classroom or laboratory. He/she will be able to articulate programming ideas and community development initiatives that will enhance the collegiate experience of students in the residence halls.
Goal of the Program:
- To increase faculty presence and role modeling in the residence halls.
- To provide opportunities for faculty and students to interact outside the classroom.
- To provide a seamless transition between the classroom and the residence hall environment.
- To increase personalization of the residence halls, and ultimately the university community, leading to higher student retention, satisfaction, and success.
Learn about Clemson’s current Faculty-in-Residence.
Submitted by Tyler Gailey, Assistant Director for Residential Life, Clemson University