The Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) Program is a collaboration between the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that strengthens the connection between students’ academic and residential learning experiences. Faculty members from an array of disciplines live on campus and work closely with Student Housing & Residential Life professional and paraprofessional staff members (Residential Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants, respectively) to provide opportunities where residents can interact with professors outside the classroom environment, further supporting student learning, engagement, and success.
Student Housing & Residential Life currently has Faculty-in-Residence spaces in Moody Towers (2), Cougar Village 1, Cougar Place, and the Quadrangle (2), with the hopes of adding additional positions in the future. Throughout our residential communities, there are a variety of living-learning options students choose from to increase their learning within and beyond the classroom. Living-learning communities are where students, who live together, also participate in a similar academic or theme based experience. Examples include, but are not limited to: engineering, business, sustainability, honors, students in recovery, and HRM. For FIR who are placed in residence halls with these types of communities, this provides an opportunity to interact with a small group of students who all share either a special interest, major, or academic theme interest.