Students living on campus generally spend far more time in their residence hall than they do in the classroom. With that in mind, UTC Housing and Residence Life fulfills a prime opportunity for learning, in support of the overall mission of the institution, by way of a residential curriculum. The residential curriculum is an outcomes-based learning model that offers support for student success, our educational priority. The residential curriculum is centered around three educational goals: personal development, community engagement, and diversity and multicultural competence.
UTC Housing and Residence Life meets the learning outcomes, listed below, by way of various educational strategies (programs, bulletin boards, community hours, MocTalks, and others).
- Students should understand their own core characteristics, values, morals, strengths and weaknesses and understand how these aspects of themselves may impact their short and long term decisions.
- Students should be able to identify behaviors that both contribute to and take away from their personal wellness and understand how to practice self-care.
- Students should be able to connect with others in the community and understand their role in addressing negative behavior in their community.
- Students should be able to approach and engage in conflict resolution in a healthy and solution-focused way.
- Students should be able to practice effective communication skills in relation to other students, faculty and staff.
- Students should define their own system of ethics and understand the role of ethics in decision making.
- Students should demonstrate life skills associated with living independently within a community.
- Students should participate and serve as a leader in their university community and develop their own leadership style.
- Students should understand the responsibilities of practicing civility within a community and identify how their actions can impact others in the community positively or negatively.
Diversity and Multicultural Competence
- Students should be able to identify how discrimination and privilege affect their community and understand how non-inclusive language and behaviors can have a significant impact on their community.