Institute on the Curricular Approach
Sunday, 20 October, 2013 - 15:00 to Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 13:30

The 7th annual Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI) co-sponsored by ACPA’s Commission for Housing & Residential Life and Assessment & Evaluation will challenge you to rethink the practices and grounding philosophies of your residential program. You will have the opportunity to view an alternative to traditional programming models; discover the connections between the residential communities on your campus and your institution’s educational mission; practice developing assessable learning outcomes; and examine the impact this shift in thinking and practice has on you, your department, and students. Sessions offered have been designed both for schools new to the residential curriculum approach and for those with more advanced experience. Whether it is your first RCI or your seventh, you will leave inspired with new insights, new collegial connections, and new energy. Come and learn with us!

Why Send a Team?

Last year, some of the best feedback received from participants was from those who attended as members of an institutional team. While individual attendance is perfectly fine, if you can bring a team, we encourage it! Time is built into the schedule to reflect, brainstorm, and begin writing a residential curriculum.


Sponsored by ACPA Commissions for Housing & Residential Life and Assessment & Evaluation

Campus Host: University of South Carolina

With support from Education Realty Trust


Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Columbia combines all the graces of the rich past with the vibrance of the emerging Sun Belt. It's the state capital and home to the Universitiy of South Carolina. Discover historical Southern homes, state museums, challenging golf course, and one of America's outstanding zoos and Botanical Gardens. The State Museum also tells the colorful history of South Carolina.

University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition. The Columbia campus has 324 degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. The flagship institution in Columbia along with an additional 3 four-year and 4 two-year campuses provides education to more than 46,000 students . As one of only 64 public universities listed by the Carnegie foundation as being in the highest tear of research institutions in the United States, Columbia faculty generated more than 238 million dollars in funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2012. Visit

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing by September 13, 2013 - less a $55 processing fee. After September 13th, there are no refunds. ACPA reserves the right to charge a service fee of $50 for returned checks. A processing fee of $50 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined or to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, ACPA will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies. All rates are in U.S. Dollars.


Contact Ankur T Ponda, Director for Professional Development at  202.835.2272

Corporate Sponsor