The Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) Program is a collaboration between the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that strengthens the connection between students' academic and residential learning experiences. Faculty members from an array of disciplines live on campus and work closely with Student Housing & Residential Life professional and paraprofessional staff members (Residential Life Coordinators and Community Mentors, respectively) to provide opportunities where residents can interact with professors outside the classroom environment, further supporting student learning, engagement, and success.
Research shows that interacting with faculty outside of the classroom can positively influence GPA, degree completion, and the overall college experience. *Davenport, A. M., & Pasque, P. A. (2014). Adding Breadth and Depth to College and University Residential Communities: A Phenomenological Study of Facultyin-Residence. Journal of College & University Student Housing, 41(1).
FIRs for the 2023-2024 academic year include: