Campus Residences boasts multiple standing committees which oversee a wide range of functions. In addition to these committees, staff can participate in special projects and working groups to further their professional development.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
This committee is responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, and development of all professional staff members. Throughout the year, this committee plans social events and training to help in the holistic development of our professional staff. This committee also coordinates all of our recruitment, selection, and onboarding efforts for new professional staff members.
RESIDENT ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT AND RECRUITMENT
The Resident Assistant Development and Recruitment committee (RADAR) has two areas, all centered around the Resident Assistant position and experience. The first area is Selection & Recruitment which begins with an extensive selection process in which everyone in the department provides help and buy-in. The second area is Training and Development. This includes both full staff summer and winter trainings, and during the academic year developmental trainings such as Roundtable Workshops, Area Meetings and Staff Meeting mini trainings.
ACADEMIC INITIATIVES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The AICE committee addresses the following Division of student affairs goals: Support student learning, personal development, and academic success and Promote a vibrant, inclusive, community. The committee develops, implements, and assesses the residential curriculum that provides a holistic education to residential students, our graduate student staff, and promotes persistence of at-risk student populations (e.g. first generation, students of color, murky middle). It further seeks to help train our staff to create a caring and inclusive community through the active participation of all community members.
Through department-wide coordinated intentional initiatives focused on development, recognition, and celebration of community, CWEC provides ways to maintain moral, sense of belonging, and expressed support for the achievements of students and staff. This committee also examines the engagement practices that are utilized in each of our communities and the impact this has on student experience. Some examples of initiatives include: RA Council, RA Conference, RA Soiree, and more.
STUDENTS IN TRANSITION
Our aim is to create an inclusive and equitable environment in which all students in transition can flourish and thrive during and after their matriculation at Stony Brook University. We will create a guide for staff regarding the needs of the students who encompass these populations.
Staff are able to partake in additional committee opportunities that are only for one semester, rather than for the entire academic term. These are optional. The RA Conference team works to host Stony Brook University’s annual Fall semester conference focused on professional development for Resident Assistants, Graduate Student Staff, and full-time staff. The members of this committee oversee program proposal submissions, catering and food, registration information, and all logistical aspects of hosting this conference. An RHD or AC is chosen to chair this conference every year and works in collaboration with an assistant director to ensure a successful event.
This RA Soirée committee plans and hosts the annual end-of-year Resident Assistant celebration event. A team comprised of volunteer RHDs, ACs, and Area Office Managers works to create a theme-driven event focused on recognizing the incredible work exhibited by the Resident Assistant staff each year. This event involves an award selection, an awards ceremony, catered dinner, and the opportunity to work with event coordination.