Faculty Involvement

Faculty Engagement Program

The Faculty Associates Program, which includes both Faculty Fellows and Faculty Associates, sponsored by the Office of Residential Life, emerged in response to the realization that there was a growing gap between faculty members and undergraduate students on college campuses.  It is designed to provide opportunities for significant faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom setting.

Working as a team, Faculty Associates/Fellows, Residential College Directors/Residential Community Directors and their Resident Advisors can plan activities with floor residents designed to create a sense of community on that floor. These activities offer an opportunity for the residents to develop a significant relationship with a member of the faculty, thus making the faculty member an active member of the community. The program helps to integrate faculty into the life of the community by allowing them to share particular interests, both academic and extracurricular, with the residents.

Mission

The Faculty Engagement Program emerged in response to the realization that there was a growing gap between faculty members and undergraduate students on college campuses. . In addition, many faculty members wished to extend their interaction with students outside the academic realm. Today, many campuses across the nation have well-developed faculty/student interaction programs (e.g. Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA, Elon, etc.).

Utilizing the Office of Residential Life’s Community Engagement Model, Faculty Associates, Faculty Fellows, Residential College Directors/Residential Community Directors and the residential college staff plan programs with community residents designed to create a sense of belonging and strong relationships. The program also helps to integrate faculty into the life of the student community by allowing them to share common interests, both academic and extracurricular, with the residents.

Faculty Associates

Faculty Associates are faculty members who agree to work with Resident Advisors and a community of residential students within our residential colleges and our residential communities throughout the academic year.

Who are the Faculty Associates 

Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows are faculty members who work with Resident Advisors and Washington University Student Associates with a community of residential students throughout the academic year.

Who are the Faculty Fellows 

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Faculty Associates Program Handbook