The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM Society) Living and Learning Community (LLC) is housed in North Hall, a suite-style residence hall environment in which students live with a roommate and two suitemates, all sharing a bathroom and common space. The hall has ample study space including a group study lounge with a white board on the second floor. Students in this environment are able to easily collaborate with other students within their LLC and throughout their hall to create study groups and social opportunities. They are supported directly by a resident assistant on the floor who will support their community building efforts within the hall.
The leadership team listed below will be responsible for creating an enriching experience for the members of the LLC. The Residence Life staff will focus on supporting the development of community. The faculty will focus on creating experiences that extend the students’ learning beyond the classroom. Together, the leadership team will work to engage students in a variety of activities that are educational, social and service oriented.
Dr. Dan Patel
(Available Wednesdays from 1–3 p.m. and by appointment)
Dr. Joe Ranalli
(Available Mondays from 2:30–3:20 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:20–1:10 p.m.)
STEM Society Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes of the STEM Society help to determine the types of experiences available for students in an LLC. The learning outcomes for the STEM Society include:
- Community building
After living in the LLC, students will list two students in their LLC whom they can contact for study groups or academic questions.
After living in the LLC, students will describe what they learned in one out-of-classroom learning experience that they have participated in because of their affiliation with the LLC.
- Civic engagement
After living in the LLC, students will describe their role in being civically engaged in the community.
After serving on the LLC executive board, the students will explain how they have developed at least two skills in their tenure.
STEM Society Goals 2017-2018
LLC goals determine the annual priorities and future direction for the LLC environment. The goals are reviewed and, if necessary, revised on an annual basis.
The goals for the LLC for this academic year are as follows:
- STEM Society will reach active status as a student organization, creating a
- Executive Board
- Residence Life and the student organization will facilitate at least one social opportunity for the LLC each month
- A leadership team (Coordinator, RA, Student Leaders and Faculty) will meet at least once per semester
- Residence Life and faculty will facilitate at least two educationally enriching programs each semester.
Active Status Requirements
Participation in the LLC environment provides students with the opportunity to earn active status. Students who earn active status in both the fall and spring semesters will have the opportunity to return to the LLC the following year. If a student earns active status in the fall semester and receives a housing contract for the following year, then does not meet active status in the spring semester, the student’s housing assignment may be changed. Students who complete the active status requirements will also be invited to a special Living and Learning Community event at the end of the semester.
To meet active status in the LLC, each semester you must:
- Attend at least three of the bi-weekly LLC study sessions
- Participate in two social opportunities
- Participate in one educational opportunity
- Participate in one civic engagement opportunity.
To provide leadership experience and to acquire the assistance needed to help the LLC run smoothly, various student positions will be created. The positions for the inaugural year of the STEM Society are social chair and membership chair.
- Social chair: The social chair will work with the resident assistants and Resident Life coordinator to provide monthly social opportunities for students.
- Membership chair: The membership chair will work with Residence Life coordinator to track member involvement and assist in housing contact process.