NAAUC's Residential Committee Structures Survey
Student residences at Universities provide personal development and further the education of their students. Despite the importance of this sector within tertiary education, there is a lack of research regarding the best practise for university and residential hall policies. The purpose of this project is to record the structures created by students within tertiary residences to organise events and student advocacy. With the influx of new residential halls built by universities, this could be used as a best practise guide for creating new residential committee structures within these new residences.
The scope of the study will be all university owned, affiliated or commercially partnered student accommodation residences in Australia. For this study, the exclusion criteria will be commercial providers who are not formally partnered or affiliated with an Australian university. University-owned off-campus share houses of less than 10 places will also be excluded. The study will catalogue the different residential committee structures and positions, and the different contexts that these structures operate in.
This study aims to record the most common residential committee structures within Australia. These results could then be used to create new residential committee structures within new halls built by universities. The study will hopefully have formal supervision from a university researcher, and the ultimate aim will be publication in a reviewed journal.
Please do your best to fill out this survey! NAAUC will be forever grateful.
NAAUC Team 2018