Impact is the residential curriculum model for students living in our residential communities at UA. Impact is a method of promoting learning in our residence halls through intentionally designed learning goals and objectives. Through these learning opportunities, our students are exposed to the knowledge and skills that ultimately prepare them for citizenship in an increasingly diverse and complex global society.
The University of Alabama’s Residential Curriculum, Impact, promotes a holistic learning experience for residents through intentional interactions, environments, and processes.
Practice self-care, self-awareness and congruence [Citation 1]
Develop an inclusive community that fosters relationship building within HRC and the greater UA community
Become a global citizen through cultural awareness and development
[Citation 1] Congruence refers to thinking, feeling, and behaving with consistency, genuineness, authenticity, and honesty towards others. Congruent persons are those whose actions are consistent with their most deeply-held beliefs and convictions. Komives, Susan R., and Wendy Wagner. Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016.
[Citation 2] Bennett, Janet M., and Milton J. Bennett. “Developing Intercultural Sensitivity: An Integrative Approach to Global and Domestic Diversity.” Handbook of Intercultural Training: 147-65.