Future of the Profession

A forward-looking initiative to design a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable campus housing profession.

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A thriving college or university housing department places a strong emphasis on the well-being of its staff, recognizing and appreciating their contributions. It remains attuned to evolving industry trends and maintains a flexible infrastructure capable of adapting to unforeseen challenges that may hinder the learning and development of both students and staff.

In the dynamic field of student affairs, especially within campus housing and residence life, professionals navigate a demanding work environment that extends beyond traditional office hours. Their responsibilities encompass round-the-clock responsiveness, addressing student learning, development, conduct, and crises, as well as managing business administration, marketing, communications, housing assignments, facilities, and more. This intense workload often leads to burnout, compassion fatigue, health issues, and stress, contributing to high turnover rates, mass resignations, and a decline in new entry-level professionals.

Looking forward, a successful college and university housing department recognizes the importance of staff well-being, values team contributions, stays informed about industry trends, and possesses an adaptable infrastructure to respond effectively to unexpected challenges. Likewise, effective housing professionals will embrace pedagogical practices and approaches that enhance the learning and development of their staff.

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