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2020 Annual Conference - Virtual

Committee: Contemporary Issues
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Overview of the Contemporary Issues Committee and Topics

The Contemporary Issues Committee was created in order to address a relevant topic within Housing and Residence Life for the duration of a one year period. The topic changes from year-to-year depending on the needs of the organization, and a committee chair is appointed based on his or her expertise or involvement with the selected topic. The committee was established in 2009 and had the first committee cycle during the 2010 Annual Conference year.

Previous topics have included:

  • 2010 - Student Retention
  • 2011 - Student Conduct
  • 2012 - Recruitment and Retention of Professionals of Color
  • 2013 - Student Leadership Organizations and Advising
  • 2014 - Spirituality and Religion in Campus Housing
  • 2015- First Generation Students
  • 2016- Navigating Change in Housing and Residential Life
  • 2017- Helping Support Students with Dissenting Behaviors
  • 2018- Supervision and Management within Residence Life and Housing.
  • 2019- Emergency Preparedness: Planning, Implementation, and Training

The topic for each year's committee is selected by the incoming President, and is based on a contemporary issue in the field of Housing and Residence Life.

The chair will serve as the coordinator for the case study competition at the annual GLACUHO conference. The case will focus on their contemporary issue.

The chair will serve as an "expert" in this issue and will serve an appointed one year term.

Outcomes for Committee Members

Members of the Contemporary Issues committee will:

  • Identify skill-based competencies integral to the development of professionals of various levels in the association.
  • Contribute to the creation of tangible resources that are widely available and accessible that will enhance professional experience within the association.
  • Develop assessment tools and produce research to further the development of professionals.
  • Collaborate with professionals from a variety of institutions and backgrounds, furthering their own professional understanding.


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Jim Herman, Western Michigan University joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Mark Smith, Eastern Michigan University joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Molly DePew, Hope College joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Monday, October 15, 2018
Molly DePew, Miami University joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2018
Chris Bailey, Mount Carmel College of Nursing joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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