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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Foubert, John D.
Lessons Learned : How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Made by College Resident Assistants.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John D Foubert
|Description:||1 online resource (233 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; TitlePage; CopyrightPage; Table of Contents; Aboutthe Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1-Applying Student Development Theory to the RARole; Part I-Building Community: The Basics; Chapter 2-Being Away Too Much During the First Weekof School; Chapter 3-Waiting Until the Second Month of the Year toDo Programming; Chapter 4-Not Staying on Top of FacilitiesIssues; Chapter 5-Doing the Workfor Your Hall Council; Chapter 6-Seeing Conflict as Harmful toCommunity; Chapter 7-JumpingInto Service Without Learning; Chapter 8-Cultson Campus; Part II-Buildingan Inclusive Community. Chapter 9-Assuming "They" Don't Wantto Be IncludedChapter 10-Tryingto Help, Making Things Worse; Chapter 11-Ignoring Racist Comments; Chapter 12-A Caseof Religious Discrimination; Chapter 13-The Facebook Nightmare; Part III-Resident Support; Chapter 14-Ignoring Homesick Helen; Chapter 15-Forgetting to Supporta Superstar; Chapter 16-Serving Until It Hurts; Chapter 17-Not Reaching Out toa Lonely Resident; Chapter 18-Telling a Parent He Can CallYou; Chapter 19-Texting Residents When You Should TalkFace-to-Face; Chapter 20-KeepingYour Relationships With Residents in Balance. Chapter 21-TheRole of an Alternate RAPart IV-Policy Enforcement; Chapter 22-"If I Can't See It, It Isn't There"; Chapter 23-Enjoying Policy Enforcement Too Much; Chapter 24-Enforcing Policy Selectively; Chapter 25-Being Passive About Noise That Interferes With Others; Chapter 26-Ignoring Escalating Domestic Violence; Chapter 27-Ignoring aSerious Drinking Problem; Chapter 28-Thinking a Resident Is Drunk When SheIs Really High; Part V-Helping Students With Psychological Difficulties; Chapter 29-Misinterpreting a Student WithAsperger's Syndrome; Chapter 30-Sharing Prescription Drugs. Chapter 31-Keeping PromisesChapter 32-Assuming a Resident Is "Just aLittle Thin"; Chapter 33-Ignoring aSuicidal Comment; Chapter 34-Confusing Cutting Behavior; Chapter 35-Surviving aPanic Attack; Part VI-ThingsThat Can Seriously Compromise Your Role; Chapter 36-Stifling Freedom of Speechin Your Community; Chapter37-A Conflict Between Co-RAs; Chapter 38-Being Careless About Spending University Money; Chapter 39-Deciding What to Do Based onWhat Everyone Else Does; Chapter 40-Dating aResident; Chapter 41-Dating AnotherRA; Chapter 42-Drinking Alcohol With Underage Residents. Chapter 43-DealingWith a Slacking Staff MemberChapter 44-Dealing With Parents; Part VII-Safetyand Security; Chapter 45-Not Getting Everyone Out During a Fire Alarm; Chapter 46-Trying to Help a Rape Survivor But Making Her FeelWorse; Chapter 47-Dealing With Someone Who Is Not aStudent; Chapter 48-ExcusingViolent Behavior as "Just Blowing Off Steam"; Conclusion-Reflecting on the Importance ofthe Work We Do; What Is Your Story?; Bibliography; Index.|
"How do you build community? What promotes inclusivity and civility in residence halls? And how can RAs avoid common mistakes that may compromise their role or violate campus policies? Lessons