Guide to Living in the Halls
Faculty-in-Residence (FIRs) are a student's connection to enhanced academic potential. As members of the SDSU Residential Life team, FIRs play an integral role in helping residents grow and succeed academically. Faculty-in-Residence are liaisons between SDSU faculty and students.
These San Diego State University faculty members live in apartments located within the campus residence halls. They work closely and cooperatively with the residential staff. Together, they develop academic communities and meet the needs of resident students by encouraging their intellectual stimulation and academic success.
How Faculty-in-Residence Make a Difference
FIRs interact with students to enhance their learning and enjoyment of the residential experience, which includes eating meals with residents on a regular basis.
FIRs promote pluralism in residential settings where students of any background or life experience may feel comfortable.
FIRs provide informal academic counseling.
FIRs make referrals to other campus resources.
FIRs develop and implement educational programs.
FIRs attend training sessions and meetings in residence halls.
FIRs maintain 10 to 12 hours of contact per week in the residence halls.
FIRs from top left: Paul Kaplan, Keven Jeffrey, Paula C. Peter, Shawn Flanigan