Shared Connections Program
office of residential life
The Shared Connections Program fosters interaction between students, faculty, and administrators. The program offers two levels of faculty and staff interaction through the Faculty Fellow Program and the Table Talk Programs. Through these initiatives, faculty and administrators have an opportunity to get to know students outside the formal classroom environment and to serve as leaders and mentors within the residential communities.
Faculty Fellow Program
The Faculty Fellow Program is designed to further informal interactions between first-year students, faculty, and administrators outside the classroom setting.
Faculty Fellows will be invited to attend programs sponsored by the floor community's Resident Assistant and encouraged to work with the Residential Life staff to plan others. Through program attendance and ongoing communication with the Floor and Resident Assistants, Faculty Fellows will begin to form connections with those students.
Table Talk Program
The Table Talk Program is designed to provide opportunities for students to engage in topic-based discussions with faculty and administrators over special meals in the dining halls. The program affords students the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff members outside the classroom and to learn about some of the fascinating areas in which the faculty and staff members are involved.