Housing staff at UCCS struggled with inefficient processes for planning and reporting on student engagement programs.
Utilizing the StarRez Programming module, staff modified workflows and enhanced reporting to transition from a traditional program model to a residential curriculum model.
One year after implementing the residential curriculum model, UCCS leveraged StarRez Programming to:
A residential curriculum model is based on a research-driven, educational approach. Programs are designed by professional staff and follow an established learning plan, providing a structured framework for RAs to follow. By participating in intentional, community-driven learning with their peers, students can enrich their housing experience while furthering both their academic and personal development.
The Programming module, part of the StarRez Campus Life product, allowed UCCS to integrate its engagement initiatives with all relative campus systems, including its ID card technology. This made it easy to track student attendance and streamline a clunky check-in and check-out process. Fully customizable workflows enabled the team to modify their planning and evaluation protocols, helping to ensure quality, consistency, and accountability across events. The online portal facilitated smooth registration and payment, minimizing administrative paperwork and data entry. The team also used the powerful Report Generator within the module to capture more data than ever before. This insight can be used to measure the impact of the university’s student engagement programs and identify opportunities for improvement.