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Farm Games: Cosmic Dodgeball,2024. Credit: Sydney Osifeso

Neighborhood Task Force Update: October 2023

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The Neighborhoods Task Force built a research, discussion, and decision-making process to help each of our task force members learn more about how the assignment, reassignment, neighborhood configuration, and community building processes worked for undergraduates.

  • Built greater awareness and understanding across the task force
  • Prepared background materials for discussions and decisions in the fall quarter
  • Re-examined the ResX report and feedback from the initial ResX work
  • Gathered feedback from students, professional staff, RFs, and alumni

Task Force Answering Key Questions

As part of the task force’s summer preparation work, the group focused on studying changes enacted to date and examining how best to help students answer three key questions: 

  1. Where will I live? 
  2. Who will I live with? 
  3. What will I experience? 

The task force used focus groups and surveys to gather input from students, professional staff, RFs, and alumni to inform its work, and a set of discussion and decision meetings throughout the fall quarter were to help the task force form scenarios to prepare for the final report to be delivered in early December. As of October 2023, the task force had completed its second meeting with discussions on the design principles of the neighborhood model and the different aspects of the pre-assignment process. The next meeting was to cover an overview presentation from R&DE and the assignment and reassignment processes.

 Foam Machine on the Quad, 2023. Credit: Sydney Osifeso