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Title: Student affairs update
Series Title: Student affairs update
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Language: English
Creator: Divison of Student Affairs, University of Florida
Publisher: University of Florida Division of Student Affairs
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: Summer 2006
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Volume ID: VID00004
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Division of Student Affairs
EDUCATING LEADERS FOR A GLOBAL COMMUNITY


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Division of Student Affairs
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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
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Housing & Residence Education
SW 13th Street & Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2100
www. housing. ufl. edu

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Student Affairs Update

ENHANCING ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS ON CAMPUS

An integral part of the collegiate experience is living on campus.
Housing and Residence Education staff is committed to housing students
and supporting the academic mission of UF by expanding the learning
experience for students beyond classroom walls. Housing staff integrates
academics into the residential experience through residential learning
communities and other academic
initiatives.

Residential Learning
Communities

Currently, 10 residence halls are
home to residential learning
communities that focus on specific
academic majors, student interests
or themes. New for Fall 2006 is the
Global Living Learning Community at
Yulee Hall where residents will East and Weaver staff members prepare for
explore cuent ld eents an the biannual International People
explore current world events and Extravaganza
international perspectives. The goal
of this community is to help residents become citizens of the world through
intercultural awareness, music, art, language, faculty-led discussions, and
introductions to campus, community, and global resources.

Faculty-in-Residence Programs

Four areas are home to Faculty-in-Residence programs which promote
interaction between students and faculty through out-of-classroom experiences
- Lakeside Residential Complex with Dr. Glenn Butler; the Honors Residential
College at Hume Hall with Dr. Amy Bard; Broward Hall with Dr. Gail Choice; and
Tolbert Hall with Dr. Kim Fugate and Dr. Diane Porter. Faculty members live in
specially designed apartments within or adjacent to residence halls so that they
and their family members can share the residence hall living experience with
students. Faculty-in-Residence plan and implement educational, recreational,
social and cultural programs while serving as role models, advisers, mentors,
teachers, and leaders in the residential communities.

Academic Advising in Residence Halls

On any given day or time of the week, red banners can be seen hanging in at
least two different residence areas advertising "The AcademicAdviser is In
Today." Academic advising is offered on a walk-in and appointment basis





throughout the residence halls by Housing and Residence Education Faculty-in-
Residence, academic advisers, and UF Honors Program faculty and staff.
These faculty and staff members are available up to 42 hours per week in
residence hall offices offering students a convenient and timely solution to their
academic advising needs. Faculty-in-Residence also organize supplemental
academic advising programs during peak registration times, often in conjunction
with other campus academic advisers, including picnic table advising, class
presentations, and residence hall programs.

GPA Tracking in Residence Halls

GPAs are tracked each year by residence hall, floor, and room type. At the end -
of fall semester, Dr. Diane Porter, Assistant Director of Housing for Housing
Academic Initiatives and Enhancement, receives grade point averages for all -..- I
residence hall students. Dr. Kim Fugate, the Residential Exploratory Adviser and -
Crisis Consultant (REACC), sends personalized letters to residents who earn Dr Glenn Butler, Faculty-in-
semester GPAs of less than 2.0 inviting them to set up appointments to discuss Residence, advising a resident
plans for academic progress for the spring semester. Feedback received from
these meetings indicates that this personal contact by an
f /academic adviser has been the reason many students struggling
3.5 with academics have been able to remain at UF for another year.

3.36 Residents with semester GPAs of 3.5 or greater also receive
r letters, but with information on how to enhance their undergraduate
32/ experience while at UF Because there are so many residents with
a.3 GPAs of 3.5 or greater, the threshold to receive this letter will be
S3.22 increased to 3.75 or greater in the future.
3.2 -
Resident Assistants use floor and building average GPAs to
implement GPAfloorwars or set higher GPA goals for
3.1 communities. It seems that the intramural field may not be the only
S-place where competition matters to these students.
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Fall 2005 Grade Point Averages



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