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What is a residential curriculum?

KU Student Housing strives to support students as they develop into the best versions of themselves. Through intentional connections and crafted support, students living in Student Housing will gain competence in engaged civility, inclusion, healthy community, self and relational management, and academic success. The residential curriculum is linked to KU’s academic mission to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

It is:
• Derived from educational priorities through research-backed pedagogy and assessment.
• Utilizes sequenced, individualized, and targeted interventions, coupled with strategic community building.
• Provides students with transformative learning opportunities that lead to graduation in four years.

In the tabbed section below, you'll see the learning outcomes for students living in KU Student Housing. KU Student Housings' residential curriculum is geared toward learning for first-year students.

 

Students’ critically examining themselves and the world in order to make positive social change.

Learning outcomes

  • Relate social justice and inclusion concepts to their personal and KU experiences.
  • Explain their social identities.
  • Express an increased confidence in ability to confront social identity based conflict.

Curriculum goal

  • Articulate the important of inclusion in your daily life at KU.

Students’ engagement with academic success utilizing academic partners and supportive learning environments.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify areas for academic growth.
  • Describe strategies for academic success.

Curriculum goal

  • List academic support services used outside of the classroom.

Students’ responsibility for healthy decisions regarding self-care, stress management, physical and mental well-being, alcohol & other drug use.

Learning outcomes

  • Define healthy habits regarding alcohol and other drugs.
  • Identify campus/local community resources regarding health and wellness.

Curriculum goal

  • Utilize campus/local community resources regarding personal wellness.

Students’ ability to understand themselves from their knowledge and experiences and how they navigate relationships with others.

Learning outcomes

  • Compare the congruence of their actions and their values/beliefs.
  • Recognize the importance of building and sustaining positive relationships with others.

Curriculum goal

  • Gain positive relationships on campus/local community.

Students’ awareness of how the campus, local community and global community affect each other and the people within each community.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the value of being involved outside of the classroom.
  • Discuss how national or global events affect the campus/local community.

Curriculum goal

  • List their outside of the classroom involvements.

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More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities