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ALL TOGETHER NOW: PERFECT PARTNERS

staff has helped her meaningfully
connect with each individual RA.
Van Boxel says that finding a balance
between being a supervisor and being
a mentor is critical to the foundation of
the relationships he has with his RAs.
Childress explains that she has seen
the greatest success at institutions
where departments set clear
expectations and provide thorough
training on the nature of the hall
staff dynamic. "I've been fortunate to
work at institutions that recognize the
importance of strong hiring practices,
clear values and organizational
alignment, and a commitment to
specific and intentional training that
supports the development of strong
staff teams, and supervisor-supervisee
relationships, across the board. And all
of that in turn allows us to better serve
our students."

The dynamics between student
staff and hall directors are not
like those of any other supervisorsupervisee relationship, and many
residence life professionals see this as
an asset. With intentional investment
in live-in student staff, residence life
leaders see improved outcomes for
organizations and individuals alike.
And when we are especially effective
at fostering these relationships, we
may even pull a few student staff
into a long-term career. "It's always
rewarding to see and speak to new
professionals who enter the field as
a direct result of their relationships
with staff who spent time not only
supporting them as students, but
fostering their interests in student
affairs," says Myrick. Rewards for
administrators can come in even
simpler ways. "I hope our students

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know how impressed we are with the
absolute passion with which they do
their jobs," Liebenberg notes. "Their
strong commitment to and positive
attitude towards service and leadership
are extremely rewarding for me." 

Mary C. Jordan is the student engagement
specialist at the University of Florida in
Gainesville.
 MaryJ@housing.ufl.edu
Jennifer Todden is the assistant director of
housing for West Campus at the University of
Florida in Gainesville.
 JenniferT@housing.ufl.edu

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Talking Stick - November/December 2015
Contents
New Members
Vision
Just In
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Business
Special Focus
Completing the Loop
Perfect Partners
Conversations
First Takes
Around Student Affairs
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Cover2
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 4
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - New Members
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Just In
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Calendar
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Your ACUHO-I
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Transitions
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Res Life
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Business
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Special Focus
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Completing the Loop
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