Consulting Services


About Our Expertise

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Dr. Paul Gordon Brown is the Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research at Roompact. With nearly 20 years experience in residence life and student affairs, Paul brings knowledge and expertise to all of our educational and consultative experiences.

Paul has served on the faculty of ACPA’s Residential Curriculum Institute multiple times, is a faculty member of ACUHO-I's Professional Standards Institute, and has served in various leadership roles across a number of professional associations. An experienced presenter, Paul has accepted and given over 60 refereed presentations at international and regional conferences.

He holds a a PhD in Higher Education from Boston College, a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Curricular Workshops

Our workshops are intended for residential education departments that are beginning development on a curricular approach or for departments that already have a developed model but are looking to provide retraining for staff. This workshop will give you everything you need to begin the process of developing a curriculum or ensuring staff fully understand and are invested in the process.

Over the course of the experience, participants can expect the following outcomes:

  • Recall and apply key concepts related to implementing a curricular approach (including moving beyond programming, justifying and grounding one’s educational work, and engaging with campus partners and stakeholders.)

  • List and begin the development of key structures, statements, and documents that outline a customized curriculum (including outlining priorities, objectives, rubrics, and learning plans.)

  • Identify necessary changes to current practices to support and facilitate a curriculum (such as position descriptions, staffing structures, training, and assessment plans.)

Included with the workshop are copies of all presentation materials used, an original workbook and ebook (including the rights to distribute and use these materials on your own campus), sample documents and statements from other campuses, and ongoing support via email and telephone.

Participating campuses should plan to attend or have previously attended ACPA’s Residential Curriculum Institute.

Pricing is available upon request. Current Roompact software clients receive special discounts.

Other options for one day refresher workshops, keynotes, and professional development sessions are also available. We’ll work with you to help you determine what you need and what we can provide. Please send us an email to inquire.

External Program Review

Many institutions and divisions require periodic external reviews as a part of continuous improvement. With special expertise in approaches to student learning and co-curricular life, our residential education experts can help you in determining key strengths and areas for improvement in your residence life program. These external reviews can include:

  • Comprehensive assessments of residential education and housing departments in conjunction with other industry knowledge experts.

  • Peer review processes for residential curriculum and residential learning models.

Pricing is available upon request. Current Roompact software clients receive special discounts.
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Kaleigh Kaleigh Mrowka Assistant Director for Residential Education University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"When our Residential Life department decided to re-invent its curricular model, we were unsure of the best way to achieve understanding and buy-in from staff at all levels of the department. We decided to bring Paul to campus to introduce our staff (and campus partners) to the foundational concepts of a curricular model, and could not be happier with the training and consultation that we received.

By taking the time to understand our previous programming model, departmental vision, and curricular goals, Paul met our team members where they were and helped us to set a solid foundation for our next steps in curriculum planning. I cannot say enough about Paul’s engaging presentation style, ability to connect with staff at all levels, and exemplary expertise on the residential curriculum model. After just two short days, Paul left our professional staff members empowered and inspired to create transformational change within our halls on campus."

Contact Us

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Please reach out to us at team@roompact.com if you have any questions about our consulting services.