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Faculty In Residence






 Justin Wageman
Associate Professor, School of Education
Faculty in Residence, Mathew Living Learning Center

Justin J. Wageman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Education at North Dakota State University. He currently directs a comprehensive research project for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction that includes leading a state team in the building of a national digital library of assessments. Prior to this, he directed the North Dakota Curriculum Initiative, an organization that provided professional development statewide for over a decade. A former K-12 teacher in Spanish and ESL/EFL, Dr. Wageman collaborates with educators at all levels. His research and teaching interests include language methodology, classroom management, professional development, and assessment. Beyond academia, his primary interests are Spanish and skydiving. Fluent in Spanish, he is also a skydiving instructor, current president of Skydive Fargo, and a national competitor as part of a program, a faculty member lives with the students in the residence hall and interacts with them both formally and informally. This live-in option for faculty creates valuable opportunities for students and faculty to interact with each other outside the classroom where additional, important learning can occur. Both students and faculty benefit from the interactions in relation to the learning process: faculty gain insight into the dynamic of student life; and, students gain a greater understanding of the faculty's role in education through conversation and exchange of ideas.

Core values of the university include scholarship, teaching, and learning. Through scholarship, we engage and acknowledge, the pursuit of scholarship of all forms including discovery, teaching, integration, and application. At NDSU, we provide a superior teaching and learning environment within and outside of the traditional classroom.

Goals for the program include exchanging of ideas, intellectual development, career experience, personal connections and shared experiences. Faculty will participate in various programs, act as mentors and role models, assist students with accomplishing various learning outcomes, and become a cherished part of the community.

Position Description and Benefits

The faculty member chosen for this program:

  • Lives in-hall and interacts with students on an informal basis
  • Provides 10 student-contact hours per month (e.g. office hours; advising/mentoring; eating meals with students; attending in-hall events, study groups and meetings) 
  • Attends MLLC staff meetings
  • Has more involvement with other students, faculty, and the institution as a whole
  • Will gain perspective into students lives
  • Designs and implements one program per month

Faculty can expect the following benefits: 

  • Position includes apartment, cable, utilities, telephone, laundry - (coin-less/in-hall) 
  • Meal plan
  • Programming budget: $50-$75 per month
  • More involvement with other students, faculty, and the institution as a whole 
  • Flexibility to design and implement one community event per month (programming activities may potentially count toward service and/learning hours for faculty pursuing tenure as approved by individual department chair and dean)
  • Designated parking on campus (you pay your own parking fee)
Frequently Asked Questions

Q:        Where is the faculty apartment located?
A:        The faculty apartment is located in the Mathew Living Learning Center on the west side of the campus.

Q:        What is the noise level of the Mathew Living Learning Center (MLLC)?
A:        The MLLC is one of the quietest living environments on campus.  The current FIR indicated their apartment in the MLLC was far quieter than any other apartment they lived in.

Q:        What is the cost of the apartment?
A:        The cost of the apartment is included in the benefits package. Cable, utilities, telephone, and coinless in-hall laundry is also included at no additional charge.

Q:        Where will I receive mail?
A:        Mail will be delivered to Mathew Living Learning Center East.

Q:        Is parking available? If so, where is it and how much does it cost?
A:        The faculty member is requested to pay for his/her own parking fee; however, the fee covers the cost of designated parking access. The parking spot is directly east of the building.

Q:        Is there a shuttle/bus service on campus? How does it work?
A:        Yes. The Metropolitan Area Transit System, better known as "MAT", is the public transit system serving the cities of Fargo and Moorhead with limited service to West Fargo and      Dilworth. For more information, visit the NDSU/MAT shuttle website here.

Q:        Is Ethernet connectivity available?
A:        Yes. This service is provided at no charge.

Q:        If I have a family, can they live with me in the residence hall?
A:        Yes.

Q:        Can I have pets if I am living in the residence hall?
A:        No, sorry. Pets are not allowed.

Q:        What is the size of the apartment?
A:        2 bedroom, 1 bath, and limited furnishings provided upon request.

For Additional Information, Contact:

Carol Jergenson
Assistant Director of Residential Education 
Department of Residence Life, North Dakota State University
Dept. 5310  P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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