The development of a program for resident assistants in Paton College including role definition, selection procedures, training program and written materials

Johnston, Kenneth Brian. (1977) The development of a program for resident assistants in Paton College including role definition, selection procedures, training program and written materials. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This project was conducted in the undergraduate residences of Paton College. The project dealt with the student assistants who work in these residences as part time helpers. The project employed an interviewing process and a pilot training workshop and an evaluation of the workshop to gather data on the various aspects of the present system. Also a new system was developed which included the following components:- -- (1) A new role definition (and a change in name) from prefect to resident assistant -- (2) A new selection procedure with the change from "election" to "application, screening, and appointment" -- (3) A training program which emphasized communication skills and leadership development -- (4) Written materials which include the newly developed "Handbook for Resident Assistants" in addition to the university calendar, the Guide to Junior Division Courses and Guide to Self-Improvement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7917
Item ID: 7917
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 47-49.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1977
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Dormitories--Newfoundland and Labrador--Staff; Student housing

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