There were three primary areas of consideration for the Neighborhoods Task Force. In keeping with our commitment to ongoing community feedback and iterative improvements, this task force was charged with recommending longer-term changes and enhancements to the neighborhood model that would strike an optimal balance between student choice and community cohesion.
The Primary Deliverable of the Task Force
The task force’s primary deliverable were to be a report detailing two or three scenarios for recommended changes to the neighborhoods for implementation for fall 2024.
The task force was asked to factor into its scenarios the anticipated changes in the undergraduate population size when the larger-than-average class of 2025 graduates, and the transition of EVGR-A to exclusively graduate student housing. It was also to study the changes enacted to date, including the 2023-2024 pilot changes, and solicit input and ideas from diverse student groups, faculty, staff and alumni. Scenarios were to be tested for feasibility, and the report was to include a discussion of the pros, cons, and unanswered questions of each scenario.
- Co-chairs: Elaine Treharne and former Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole
- 6 students representing diverse student groups
- 4 staff representing Residential Education and Residential & Dining Enterprises
- 2 resident fellows
- 3 faculty members
The Task Force was to submit its final report no later than December 8, 2023.