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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 

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.

Delivery Methods

Website: Each committee is responsible for providing information and sharing of resources on their committee website.

On-line Technology: Each committee is expected to create, assist or explore the option of providing an on-line professional development opportunity for the association (i.e., webinars, podcasts, etc.)

Trends: Each committee is expected to submit articles, information and pictures for publication based on their committee scope.

Program presentations: Each committee is expected to submit program topics relevant to their committee topic.

Conference initiatives: Each committee is expected to create opportunities for the membership to learn about their specific topic at the annual conference.

Learning 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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Chris Bailey, Mount Carmel College of Nursing joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Natasha Young, Miami University joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Monday, August 7, 2017
Niecy Riley, Loyola University Chicago joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Robert Swinton, Lake Erie College joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Monday, February 13, 2017
Daniel Schraeder, University of Illinois Springfield joined the group Committee: Contemporary Issues.
Posted Thursday, September 8, 2016
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