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Resident Assistant Training Programs at Member Schools of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

by Gwaltney, Richard T.

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Gwaltney, Richard Thomas. M.A., College of Education and Human Services, Wright State University, 2000. Resident Assistant Training Programs at Member Schools of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. This study examined resident assistant training programs at member schools of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Training content, methods, personnel, timing, duration, budgetary issues and evaluation reports were analyzed in order to gain clearer understanding of what is being done to train RAs at this sampling of institutions. Data were collected electronically by e-mail where respondents were able to access an online survey. The following six research questions were the focus of this study: Research question 1 - What are the institutional demographics of the sample institutions? Research question 2 - How much is being budgeted for training RAs at CCCU institutions? Research question 3 - Who is responsible for planning and implementing RA training programs at CCCU institutions? Research question 4 - What programs are in place to train resident assistants at CCCU institutions? Research question 5 - What are the methods, formats, frequency and duration of RA training at CCCU institutions? Research question 6 - What topics are addressed during RA training programs at CCCU institutions? In summary, this research project yielded descriptive data that offers insights into RA training programs at member schools of the CCCU. This research revealed that resident directors are utilized more frequently than others in RA training and only 24.5 % of respondent schools offer an academic course for RAs. There was also a high degree of similarity in topics addressed in RA training. These data should be valuable to member schools in making comparisons of their particular training programs to others.
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School:Wright State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:resident assistants ra s training programs council of christian colleges and universities cccu member schools content methods personnel timing duration budgets evaluation re

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Date of Publication:01/01/2000

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