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“Pleasantly Unexpected”: The Nature and Impact of Resident Advisors’ Functional Relationships With Faculty

Mimi Benjamin and Kimberly A. Griffin

Interacting with faculty has several benefits for students; however, little research has explored faculty-student interactions that are neither academic nor social, but occur within the context of students’ work. This interpretive study reviews experiences of 73 resident advisors whose work responsibilities require interaction with faculty. Findings suggest required interactions can lead to more personal relationships and provide important pre-professional skills and outcomes, but are less closely related to mentorship and academic outcomes.

Published Online: 2013-02-20
Published in Print: 2013-02

© 2013 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.

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