CSB Residential Life recognizes the importance of educating students in and out of the classroom. Encouraging each resident's holistic development for their success as a scholar and a community member is the mission of the residential life program at CSB. One way CSB Residential Life achieves this is through the CSB Residential Life Curriculum. Developed with residents in mind, CSB Residential Life adapted institutional learning goals to develop outcomes for residents.
Utilizing a cohort model for resident housing, residential life professionals customize the curriculum to meet the unique developmental needs of residents as they progress through the program. CSB Residential Life calls the curricular pathways the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE), the Sophomore Residential Experience (SMORE), and CARE (the Campus Apartments Residential Experience).
The residential curriculum at CSB utilizes a wide variety of strategies rooted in student development theory, best practice, and more to support students' continued development. In their first year, residents are introduced to these strategies.
Resources and theories used to develop the CSB Residential Curriculum:
What is a Residential Curriculum? Curricular Approach? Residential Learning Model? – Roompact
Shifting to Curricular Approaches Beyond the Classroom
Astin's Student Involvement Theory
Chickering's Theory of Identity Development
Tinto's Student Departure Theory
Gillian's Conceptions of Self and Morality