THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN THIS TIME OF A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS
The National Learning Communities Collaborative has written a statement about the critical importance of learning communities in this time of a global health crisis. The Residential College Society endorses this statement and we urge RCS supporters to share it with your colleagues and with your institutional leaders.
STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND COUNTLESS OTHERS
The motto of the Residential College Society, cohabitantes discamus, “dwelling together, let us learn,” is the foundation of our community. In the spirit of this ideal of striving towards truly inclusive communities, we wish to state with one voice that the Residential College Society denounces systemic racism in all its forms along with the hatred, injustice, and violence it spawns in our society.
We grieve with those who mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others and stand with those who give voice to the anger, frustration, and sadness in Black communities for the countless examples of systemic racism in our society.
We support our colleagues and students who are exhausted by living this reality. As an organization committed to transforming higher education, the Residential College Society will critically assess how and where we are perpetuating structural racism and how we can advance anti-racist practices, thought, pedagogy, and scholarship.
We acknowledge that higher education in the US and the Residential College model were built by white men and for the success of white men. Though we cannot change the past, we must commit to examining our existing structures and work towards racial and social justice to ensure that black students have the support and community they so rightfully deserve within our residential colleges and on our campuses.
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Transforming higher education by advancing the Residential College experience
Cohabitantes Discamus “Dwelling together, let us learn”
The Residential College Society seeks to transform higher education by providing a learning network for faculty and student affairs educators to share knowledge, build community, and advance scholarship about the residential college experience.
The initiatives, programs, and services of the Residential College Society are focused on four primary pillars: