Faculty Associate for Parliament Hall

Parliament Hall (PH) is unique in many ways. To name a few unique features, it is an all-freshmen hall, there is the breath-taking view of the Atlantic Ocean from the top floor, residents can work-out, study, or relax and read in the hall’s library, and among many other amenities, there is the opportunity to grab a smoothie or a healthy meal from the on-site dining hall. However, what really sets PH apart is the Faculty Associates Program.

The Faculty Associate is first and foremost a faculty member at FAU, with all duties and responsibilities of all other FAU faculty. In addition, the Faculty Associate shares the residence hall living experience with students, as a full-time resident of Parliament Hall. This allows for opportunities to interact and form relationships with students in a manner that is not always feasible in an academic setting. The Faculty Associate may also share a meal with students attend a sporting event, or invite students to share time with other faculty members in one of the beautiful spaces within Parliament Hall.

The Faculty Associate also serves as a resource for FAU’s newest residents to learn the ins-and-outs of FAU. This is important in a freshman residence hall, as it gives new students a faculty member to consult when navigating college life. The Faculty Associate is not a residence hall administrator, rather a bridge between students, faculty and the rest of the FAU community, with the intent of helping freshman students thrive in their college experience.

The Faculty Associate will plan and implement educational, recreational, social and cultural programs, while serving as a role model, mentor, advisor, teacher, and leader in the residential and FAU community.