Student Housing recognizes that the post-secondary experience extends beyond the classroom and that Residences provide an opportunity to support the academic mission of the university. Student Housing' curricular approach has a much more intentional and collaborative effort with our campus partners to focus on meeting learning goals and outcomes of intentional learning experiences.
The Residence Learning Model is an educational plan derived from an overarching educational priority with specific learning goals, learning outcomes and sequenced strategies to achieve each outcome. The term programming does not capture many new and important activities associated with student learning and development, like Community Meetings, Community and Roommate Agreements, and Meaningful Conversations. The learning experiences provided to students through the Residence Learning Model will enhance their overall learning experience using a variety of strategies and content experts.
The Residence Learning Model can be used as a guide during the academic year in residence. The Residence Learning Model is in place to help assist the learning experience for yourself as a student living in residence. For more information about our Residence Learning Model, please email email@example.com.
Our Learning Goals
Through self-reflection and personal experiences, students gain a greater understanding of themselves and their values.
- Identify what affects their wellbeing
- Explore strategies that positively affect their wellbeing
- Develop skills for independent living
- Express what elements of an optimal environment are needed to thrive
- Describe aspects of healthy relationships
Living in residence provides students with the opportunity to become engaged in community. Our goal is for students to feel valued and recognize their roles within a residential, collegial, institutional, local, and global context.
- Identify communities they belong to
- Describe what they gain from being a member of community or communities
- Engage in activities that help create a community of respect
- Identify resources in multiple dimensions of community (i.e.. Residence, College, institutional, local, etc.)
- Use strategies to manage and address conflict productively
- Describe the impact their words and actions have on others
Students are encouraged to think critically, interact with academic supports, and apply their knowledge within and beyond their coursework. Through their ongoing education, students develop a passion for life-long learning.
- Identify skills and supports that contribute to meeting their goals
- Adapt their living environment to be conducive to academic success
- Recognize their individual learning style and how to apply it
- Articulate their rights and responsibilities as a student
- Connect academic learning to experiences beyond the classroom
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity
Students will develop an awareness of their personal values, attitudes, beliefs, and biases with an emphasis on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity. Students will establish and maintain equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible residence spaces, and better understand their role in advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity efforts.
- Identify personal values, attitudes, beliefs, and biases from an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity lens
- Describe how the concepts of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity apply to Trent’s residence spaces, the greater Peterborough/ Durham communities, and globally
- Identify and connect with campus partners with a focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity
- Engage in conversations with individuals who have differing values, attitudes, beliefs, and biases with the intention of learning
- Implement personal goals as it relates to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity