Special Interest: Coop Criteria
- Department: ResEd
- Team: Associate Deans, Community Coordinators, Alumni
Theme Interest and Demand
- Interest: Numbers of pre-assignment applications will provide indications of interest.
Integrated Learning & Collective Thriving
The house should be, broadly speaking, focused on fostering a sense of shared learning and collective thriving among residents that clearly align with 1) the Coops’ stated values, purpose and goals; and 2) the university’s priorities for undergraduate education, including the Provost’s IDEAL initiative.
These aims will usually be shown through plans that demonstrate all of the following intellectual and social desiderata:
- A focus on credible and stimulating events that encourage reflection and positive action on the part of all residents; fieldtrips, or a sequence of workshops, or other kinds of residential programs run in the house by the organization each quarter and in which all participate.
- These should amount to a cogent and definable set of activities that incrementally enhance the spirit of the collective, the intellectual and personal development of individuals, the realization of coop’s values and goals and the flourishing of the community throughout the year.
- Coops will need to articulate how they will contribute to the well-being of their neighborhood by making meaningful connections and demonstrating good citizenship.
Institutional Commitment and Clear Resource Stream
- With the assistance of the Leadership Team, demonstrate an operations and logistics plan that shows an understanding of the resources required to run the house and the annual deployment of those resources.
- Is there additional academic or divisional commitment that Coop applicants could show?
Measures of Success
Leadership teams must indicate how they will demonstrate success annually, especially for formal review and audit. CoRL’s review will lead by determining how well these declared objectives correlate with evidence-based outcomes.