Parapro Staff Class

Residential Life Paraprofessional Staff Course

EPOL 199: The Intersection of Social Identity in Residential Communities

All newly hired paraprofessionals (including mid-year staff) receive one opportunity to enroll and successfully complete the Residential Life Paraprofessional Staff Course, EPOL 199: The Intersection of Social Identity in Residence Hall Communities. This course is 2 credits, meets for ten weeks, and includes a full-day retreat. For those hired in January 2022 to start working in January 2022 or for the 2022–2023 academic year, the course begins in mid-February 2022. For those hired after January 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year, the course begins in mid-September 2022. Missing the retreat means you forfeit your offer and must withdraw from the course.

The course is only available to those who have been offered and accepted a positions with us at this time.

This course is an exploratory course on the impact and influence of social identity on self and in the community. This course explores the intersection of identities and experiences, the impact of identity on communication and conflict, and the understanding of identity in a community setting. The course uses dialogic method, facilitated activities, group discussions, out-of-class experiences, and other opportunities that involve facilitated conversations about issues that impact community. Facilitators help guide the conversations and provide oversight for the course function.

Further information about the staff class registration will be sent following candidate offer letters. Permission to register for the course will be granted to eligible individuals at this time.

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