Residential Academic Initiatives at Matchbox Studios

Providing co-curricular learning experiences for students

Residential Academic Initiatives

Collaborate with us - we can help!

Those of us in Residential Academic Initiatives (RAI) want to help you provide opportunities to increase student-faculty interactions that can lead to invaluable experiences for students. We want to partner with and assist you, whether it is a fully formed plan or a rough idea. Some examples might include:

  • You could have a BIG idea such as partnering for a residential study abroad experience.
  • You may have something more local in mind, such as a trip to an event in Indianapolis or even simply hosting a study session prior to a major exam in one of our residence halls.

We are not limited to providing space, so please share with us what ideas and needs you have and we will work with you to make it happen.

What can we offer?

At Purdue, we have one of the largest and best collegiate residential inventories in the country.  One of the many things we can offer you is space. As part of University Residences, RAI has access to a multitude of collaboration spaces, with a variety of technology, that are right where the students want to be – within their homes! We also have extensive experience in program planning and logistics. We want to share these spaces with you, the faculty and staff, to reinforce classroom learning and allow students to apply their knowledge.

According to the Gallup-Purdue Index Report of 2015:

If we pay attention to the key factors from the Gallup-Purdue Index associated with positive outcomes later in life, this will help graduates feel that their experience was worth the expense. The results of the analysis reaffirm the importance of the six key factors identified in the 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report that relate to higher alumni well-being and employee engagement. Strong agreement with any of the first three items in the table — which measure students’ support from faculty members and mentors — almost doubles the odds that a graduate will also strongly agree that his or her education was worth the cost.

The odds of alumni strongly agreeing education was worth the cost are:

  • 1.9X higher if… My professors at Purdue cared about me as a person.
  • 1.8X higher if… I had at least one professor at Purdue who made me excited about learning.
  • 1.9X higher if… I had a mentor who encouraged me to pursue my goals and dreams.

We all want to see our graduates succeed and have the best experiences possible - so let’s work together and create these positive experiences associated with our students’ education and obtaining a Purdue degree.

Please share your thoughts with us and we will contact you to see how we can best partner together.