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Residential Curriculum

A “residential curriculum” is a specific method of delivering intentional education within residence halls.  There is a 10-step process institutions follow to create and implement their own unique RC on their campus.  Click HERE to learn more about the implementation process. Georgia Southern University has utilized a Residential Curriculum Model since the summer of 2012. It is important when using this model to utilize strategies which engage students/staff in diverse ways (communication styles, engagement methods, etc. ) to deliver the educational content. Because of this we incorporate Armstrong campus staff and values, as well as, our residents, student staff, graduate staff, and even professional staff to be trained on the goals /outcomes of the model.

We rely heavily on our Resident Directors to shape, implement, and assess our curriculum model.  Resident Directors focus on in-depth relationships with residents and Resident Advisors through a multitude of strategies/lesson plans. Additionally, there is a constant assessment and feedback process by which we measure the learning taking place in our residence halls, and much of that is facilitated by our Resident Directors.


At Georgia Southern we utilize Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs model to frame our student success and learning goals. This mean you read our curriculum from the bottom up because the curriculum functions sequentially (i.e. the students must first have their physiological needs met before moving to the next set of needs). We accomplish these goals through passive and active strategies implemented by our staff.

Residential Curriculum Model

Last updated: 1/4/2024