College students spend 90% of their time outside of the classroom. Many of the life lessons and skills that an undergraduate should develop during his college years must be learned during this vast amount of largely unstructured time. These lessons include: communication skills, conflict management, decision-making, relationship building, organizational skills, project management, stress management, tolerance, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and so much more.
Residential learning has become a priority within the American higher education system to ensure that students have the opportunities to develop these critical skills during some of the most formative years of their lives.
This concept is not new. The residential learning college began centuries ago at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. Yale and Harvard would later adopt it in the 20th century. Today the residential learning concept takes many different forms on campuses across the country. SigEp shares the same academic philosophy as these great institutions, as each of our brothers commits to working diligently toward his college diploma. Fostering a living-learning environment, fashioned after the residential learning concept, is one of the most critical ways Sigma Phi Epsilon can provide a meaningful experience to our brothers.
Faculty fellows are faculty members at a host institution who work with the chapter to play a key role in the member development program. Faculty fellows work with the chapter in a wide range of areas, from providing individuals with academic support to working with the vice president of member development to oversee the Balanced Man Program. Successful faculty fellows show a strong desire and enthusiasm for working with students outside of the classroom, and can provide guidance and mentorship to brothers in a variety of areas. Faculty fellows can include professors from any discipline, department chairs or upper administration.
Faculty Fellow of the Year
Dr. Christine Fiori Director of the Construction Management Department in the College of Engineering Years at Drexel: Joined Drexel in 2015
SigEp Contribution & Events: Campus Wide Leadership Presentation, Leadership Seminar Series, Micro-Aggression Workshop, Member Development Adviser