The Incentive Awards Program (IAP) moved to the Office of Student Development as of June 1, 2012. The IAP provides a wonderfully successful model for assisting students in their academic and social transition to Cal. As their mission fits closely with that of OSD, we look forward to integrating the fine work of our IAP colleagues with that of the OSD team. We will continue to work closely with campus colleagues to assist students in maximizing their Cal experience.
On behalf of the Office of Student Development, we are pleased to issue the inaugural edition of our Learning Outcomes Report. This report is a collaborative effort of all the units within the Office of Student Development, including New Student Services, Academic Services, Residential Living, Family Housing, and Student Engagement. This report outlines the process used to determine our department-wide learning outcomes, the strategies used to assess them, a summary of the results, and a discussion on the plans to use those results to provide better support and service for our students. The simple purpose of the report is to paint a picture of the complex, multifaceted co-curricular learning that occurs within the life of a college student who participates in our programs and services during a year at Cal.
On Wednesday, May 25th, UC Berkeley hosted the second Stay Day Conference at the
Clark Kerr campus. This joint effort sponsored by departments and programs across campus and the local community was chaired by Erin Wixson (RSSP). The conference was designed to explore the student experience at UC Berkeley and to create a collective learning experience, increased understanding, and appreciation for the challenges, aspirations, beliefs, and needs of Cal students.
After opening remarks by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry LeGrade and Student Regent Alfredo Mireles, Jr., there were numerous sessions held throughout the day, including workshops like “Promoting International Student Success,” “Negotiating Between Personal Passion and Family Expectations,” and “Say Yes to the Friend Request: Using Technology and Investing in Undergrads to Increase Your Impact,” among others. Besides various sessions, the conference also included an interactive theater program about interpersonal relations and discrimination, a “Best Practices Showcase,” and ended successfully with a networking reception where participants had a chance to mingle and discuss their experiences in an informal and social setting."
Residential and Student Service Programs and the Office of Student Development are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Na’ilah Suad Nasir to our Resident Faculty program.
As her campus biography states, “Professor Na’ilah Suad Nasir joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2008 as an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and in the African American Studies Department. She is affiliated with the Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative, the Institute for Human Development, and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity.”
She is a 1993 graduate of UC Berkeley, where she received her BA in Psychology and Social Welfare (with a minor in African American Studies). Dr. Nasir earned her Master of Arts and Ph.D. from UCLA in Psychological Studies in Education (with a focus on Human Development). Her full biography can be found at: http://africam.berkeley.edu/faculty/nasir.html
Dr. Nasir is married with 4 children, and her oldest daughter will begin college next fall. She and her family will move into Christian Hall (Unit 1) in June, 2010, and she will begin Resident Faculty duties in August.
Dr. Nasir is the fourth Resident Faculty appointment for Residential and Student Service Programs, joining Genaro Padilla (English), George Chang (Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology), and Duncan Williams (East Asian Languages and Cultures). Resident Faculty live in the UC Berkeley residence halls, connecting residence hall students to the campus academic core. Resident Faculty promote the intellectual tone of the residence halls by sharing their teaching and research interests in a manner that engages students. By involving their faculty colleagues in programs, encouraging discussion of important current issues, and serving as mentors and academic role models, Resident Faculty provide opportunities for informal interaction to enhance students’ transitional experience into the Berkeley academic community. "I am honored and excited to be working to support the intellectual and academic lives of Berkeley's undergraduate students. I look forward to the journey ahead!", Dr. Nasir says of her new role.
We are pleased to welcome Interim Program Director, Layla
Naranjo to OSD. Layla currently serves as the Outreach Manager for the
Incentive Awards Program and is completing her Masters in Counseling at
St. Mary's College. She has worked at CAL for seven years and has an
unbending commitment to first generation, low-income students. Layla is
working for Summer Bridge through August 13th. We are very excited to have
her on board and hope you can join us in welcoming her OSD.
July 20, 2009
J'Lissabeth Faughn will oversee Norton and Spens-Black Halls at Unit 3, and Diane Castellanos will be the Resident Director for Putnam and Freeborn Halls at Unit 1. Get to know J'Lissabeth and Diane>
December 9, 2008
We are very pleased to announce that Stephen C. Sutton has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Office of Student Development (OSD) in RSSP. As Executive Director, Steve will provide strategic leadership and vision to OSD. This is a return to the Berkeley campus for Steve. Early in his career as a new professional, Steve worked for UC's Housing and Dining program in the late 1980's and early 1990's as a Residential Life Coordinator and as a Unit Facilities manager. Please join us in congratulating Steve on his new position and welcoming him (back) to RSSP and the University of California, Berkeley. Read more>
August 1, 2008
After nearly 20 years with the University of California, six at UCLA and thirteen at Berkeley, Jerlena will be leaving Cal behind in August to begin sharing her talents and skills with Reed College as their new Vice President and Dean of Student Services. However, Jerlena will be returning to campus over the next year to conduct research for her PhD in Education Policy in the Graduate School of Education. Read the announcement>
April 16, 2008
The Vukasin Award Program was founded in 1999 to recognize students who demonstrated significant leadership within the campus residential community. Applications are now available and will be accepted from April 16 - 30, 2008. more>
April 4, 2008
A charity event for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Because every child deserves a lifetime.
Co-sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) and the Office of Student Development (OSD).more>
October 3, 2007
Brittany Murlas's work as a wheelchair basketball coach with the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program merited the Jefferson Award for Public Service. How she inspires others>
July 31, 2007
Discover a side of ResLiving that you never knew existed! The brand new Residential Living website showcases student life in Cal's residential communities. Learn about what life is like from students themselves! Hear personal accounts about every aspect of residential life and much more>
July 18, 2007
We began our strategic planning process in February of 2006 with nearly 100% staff participation. After several months of focused, intentional planning, by March 2007 we rolled out SMART goals based on seven key initiatives. We will begin the implementation phase over the next year. To learn more, please read the Strategic Plan (PDF) and the Planning Goals & Initatives (PDF).
June 20, 2007
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April 9, 2007
In response to our recently completed strategic planning process we will be hiring 8 new and renewed positions this spring. We have or anticipate having openings in Academic Services, Family Programs, Residential Living, Community Development & Inclusion, and the central office. This is a great place to work! Come see for yourself>
February 20, 2007
The Vukasin Award honors students who have demonstrated significant leadership within the campus residential community. This year, the award totals $2000! The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2007, so apply now>
January 29, 2007
OSD gives students the opportunity to be active members of the residential community through various student employment positions. The new Student Staff Selection website provides information about open positions and deadlines.
2007 - 2008 Academic Year Positions>
September 28, 2006
See what Move-In Day Fall 2006 was like through the eyes of staff, parents, and students by means of stories, haiku, and images.
peruse it here>
July 3, 2006
We are very excited to welcome Kristin Delo and Lamar Hylton to the RSSP family!
June 8, 2006
Residential and Student Service Programs is proud to announce that Vivian Lee,
resident of Putnam Hall, won the 2006 Vukasin Award.
June 1, 2006
Dr. Duncan Ryuken Williams will be joining the
UC Berkeley faculty this year as a professor in the Department of East
Asian Languages and Culture. He will also be our new Resident Faculty member,
residing in Unit 1.
more about the program>
May 31, 2006
The newly created Media Gallery documents the fun and educational experiences that
Cal residents and residential staffs share through photographs, video clips, and other
May 8, 2006
UC Berkeley's Full Throttle Dance Marathon seeks to unite the Berkeley
campus in the fight against AIDS. (Co-sponsored by Unit 2 Hall Staff)
April 26, 2006
From hosting dedicated residential green rooms that won an EPA award
to becoming the nation's first organic certified kitchen on a college
campus, we are doing our part to put the green in Cal!
April 10, 2006
The Vukasin Award honors students who have demonstrated significant
leadership within the campus residential community. This year,
the award totals $2000! The deadline to submit an application is
April 26, 2006, so apply now>