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Using these strategies, we created a short term educational plan, mapping out the entire summer creating space
for scaffolded, sequenced learning. As we approached each event, students received an email with information
connected to that event. When we wrapped up the event, students received another email transitioning out of the
content. The goal was to create multiple contact points for our students.
In addition to these traditional efforts of engagement, we relied on our student staff. Beginning with our
Summer B RAs, we created training to help student staff understand the barrier to men's academic success and
equipped them with strategies to communicate and support students in their communities. Our goal was to have
our student staff be our eyes and ears on a day-to-day basis and refer students who might need some additional
support moving forward.
Assessment
No initiative is complete without proper assessment. Throughout our initiative, we were intentional about
building in multiple data points through both qualitative and quantitative strategies. We built surveys that were
attached to some of our emails while also having men complete assessments at our events. Through our Men-inResidence, we were able to create 134 touchpoints with our male FTIC students. Further, we were able to paint
a picture around the success of our program and the learning that occurred.
As a result of a post-/pre- quantitative assessment approach coupled with qualitative data, we were able to
describe a narrative that positively affected our students' ability to connect with staff on campus, better describe
what it means to be a man, and articulate differences in academic rigor from high school to college. It also
highlighted areas for intervention including time management, study skills, and goal setting our men seemed to
be lacking during their summer experience.
Current Practices - Student Leadership Involvement and Training
As we transitioned to the fall, we knew we couldn't put the time or resources towards Men-in-Residence like we
had over the summer. We looked for easy wins. What are some things that could be enhanced with a better focus
on supporting men? We were able to identify our student leadership opportunities, Hall Council and Resident
Assistant/Community Manager Recruitment, as areas that needed more engagement of men.
In recent years, our male candidate pool numbers declined in both men's involvement in these two areas. In
2017-2018, we did not have enough quality male candidates to fill an alternate pool for our student staff while
keeping our hiring numbers the same, and we saw a decrease in participation in our Hall Councils. In 20182019, we looked to strategically recruit men through intentional language and images of these leadership
positions.
The first area we capitalized on was Career Readiness. After looking into some research, we found men are
very concerned about engaging in opportunities that connect to where they are going post-graduation. Related
to traditional gender roles, men view themselves as the "breadwinner", looking for professional positions to
support a partner and family. We weren't doing a good enough job of articulating how serving as a Resident
Assistant or becoming a member of their Hall Council would provide them skills to be successful working
adults. The second area we focused on was traditionally male-centric language. We thought about the hobbies of
our men and where they are involved on-campus. Men often play video games, workout, play intramural sports.
We integrated these ideas into our marketing strategies with slogans such as "Up Your Game" or "Lift Up your
Residents", with images of men playing video games or working out.

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