Join the Conversation is a podcast of the Student Housing Matters blog. The Student Housing Matters blog is about matters relating to on-campus student housing, as well as why quality on-campus student housing really matters. We want this blog to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights about how your on-campus student housing can do things beyond simply housing students. How it can be used as a more powerful tool to recruit and retain students on your campus. http://studenthousingmatters.com
Achieve 100% Occupancy in a New Student Housing Community – with RaNesha Martin
How do you achieve 100% occupancy in a new student housing community—during a pandemic? Today on Student Housing Matters, ReNesha Martin shares her experience launching the new Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community at Bowie State University, explaining what differentiates the ELLC and how student involvement in marketing and recruitment contributed to the project’s success.
3 Things You Should Be Doing Now for 2022 Summer Conferences Recovery – with Erik Elordi
Conference service programs have been in survival mode through the pandemic, adapting to challenging circumstances one day at a time. But as in-person events resume, it’s time to get prepared for 2022! Today on Student Housing Matters, Erik Elordi shares COCM’s new resource, ‘3 Things You Should Be Doing Now for 2022 Summer Conferences Recovery.’
Meeting People Where They Are – with Corey Reedy
2019 Excel Award winner Corey Reedy doesn’t do what he does for the recognition. He truly cares about the people he works with, and that inspires him to meet them where they are. Today on Student Housing Matters, Corey explains how he provides individualized support to the staff and students he manages at COCM.
Why the Excel Award Is a Win for Your Team– with Michelle Smith
The head coach may get all the kudos, but the folks who work behind the scenes truly deserve recognition too. Today on Student Housing Matters, Michelle Smith shares her history as part of the COCM founding team and explains why earning the Excel Award was a WIN for her entire staff at Florida Atlantic University.
To Earn Respect, Be a Team Player – with Kerissa Hobstetter
Some student housing professionals are only willing to perform the duties listed in their job description, while others do whatever it takes to provide the best possible experience for residents. Today on Student Housing Matters, Kerissa Hobstetter explains how being a team player earned the respect of her colleagues—and the COCM Excel Award!
A Day in the Life of a Servant Leader – with Scott Schatzer
If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And lucky for us, COCM Excel Award Winner Scott Schatzer loves to serve. Today on Student Housing Matters, Scott reflects on what his colleagues at Marshall University said about his passion to help others and shares his approach to servant leadership.
Big Picture Prospective
This podcast takes a step back to look at campus housing from a larger picture. For anyone who is interested in student housing and providing the best experience for campus residents, each podcast addresses relevant topics for campus housing and the collaborative efforts of all involved.
A different approach...
A very different approach to a dialogue about on campus housing programs. Goes beyond "heads in beds" and takes the discussion to a 50,000 foot view about how housing and enrollment managment can work together. That is, how housing can be a tool to recruit and retain students.
Really interesting stuff
Lots of interesting/helpful stuff here for Higher Education professionals (or those who aspire to be). No better place to get this info than straight from the sources (college presidents) themselves. Keep them coming.