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									          REFERENCE FOR RESIDENT ADVISOR CANDIDATES




TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT:



Name Of Applicant______________________________________________ DATE:______________________


         The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 opened many student records for students' inspection.
The law also permits students to sign a waiver relinquishing their rights to inspect letters of recommendation. The
applicant's signature below constitutes her/his choice. APPLICANT, PLEASE SIGN THE WAIVER SECTION
PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION.


I waive the right to read this recommendation. _____________________________________________________


I do not waive the right to read this recommendation. ______________________________________________




TO BE COMPLETED BY EVALUATOR:
         Resident Advisors are responsible for the satisfaction and community development of 15 - 40 students in a
residence hall; assist in the administration of the hall; interpret and enforce university policies; provide information to
students; and coordinates educational, cultural, and social events/ activities in the hall. Because the selection of
Resident Advisors involves a process of interviews and evaluations, your recommendation is an important part of this
candidate's application. When completing this reference, please make an honest judgment of the qualities this candidate
possesses for effective work in the Resident Advisor position. Please comment on your ratings. Thank you.

In what capacity have you known this applicant? __________________________________________________

For how long and how well do you know this applicant ?
________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________


INSTRUCTIONS:

Below are listed functional areas of the Resident Advisor position. Several critical components are listed within each
functional area. Please use the following scale to evaluate the applicant, with "3" as "average". Comment or provide
examples on any particular strengths or areas for improvement.

1=poor. 2=below average. 3=average. 4=above average. 5=excellent.                n/a=not applicable.

1. SOCIAL/CULTURAL SENSITIVITY
       ___ demonstrates acceptance of different values, backgrounds and beliefs
       ___ refrains from discriminatory behaviors
       ___ demonstrates acceptance of different races, cultures, and lifestyles
       ___ maintains an open mind
       ___ consistently shows respect for others
Comments:




2. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
      ___ processes information objectively
      ___ communicates genuine sense of caring
      ___ displays good listening skills
      ___ uses clear self expression
      ___ communicates openly and honestly
      ___ demonstrated solid writing skills
Comments:
1=poor. 2=below average. 3=average. 4=above average. 5=excellent. n/a=not applicable.

3. COOPERATION/ATTITUDE
      ___ maintains a positive attitude
      ___ works well with others
      ___ displays ability to be assertive, without being aggressive
      ___ is receptive to suggestions and criticism
      ___ encourages others to have a positive attitude/do their best
Comments:




4. INITIATIVE
       ___ takes initiative to seek out and completes tasks
       ___ shows consistency in task completion
       ___ demonstrates high level of self-motivation
       ___ works well independently
Comments:




5. MATURITY/EMOTIONAL ADAPTABILITY
      ___ demonstrates a willingness to confront inappropriate behavior
      ___ displays good judgment, "common sense"
      ___ accepts responsibility for failures as well as successes
      ___ is aware of and responds to others' feelings appropriately
      ___ able to be a resource person; able to ask for help him/herself
Comments:




6. RESPONSIBILITY
       ___ exercises discretion concerning sensitive information
       ___ has strong administrative/organizational skills
       ___ is dependable
       ___ performs quality work in a timely manner
       ___ is able to adapt to multiple responsibilities
Comments:
1=poor. 2=below average. 3=average. 4=above average. 5=excellent. n/a=not applicable.

7. LEADERSHIP
      __ promotes supportive group environment
      __ serves as a positive role model
      __ relates to all group members on a consistent basis
      __ coordinates and delegates without dictation
      __ displays willingness to assume additional responsibility
Comments:




8. OVERALL POTENTIAL FOR RESIDENT ADVISOR POSITION: (circle one.)

        poor    below average    average    above average   excellent

          1           2             3           4           5

Please provide additional comments about the applicant:




________________________________                    ____________________________________ _______
Print Name of Evaluator                             Signature of Evaluator                       Date


________________________________________________________________________________________
Title/Position                             Department, Company, University, etc.

Please return by ____________________ To:           Aarika C. Camp
                                                    Assistant Director of Residential Life
                                                    Nova Southeastern University
                                                    3301 College Avenue
                                                    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33314
                                                    (954) 262-7052
                                                    (954) 262-3812 (fax)
                                                    aarika@nova.edu

								
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