Current Status Report - September 2011
Text in red denotes new activity since previous status report.

Significantly increase the opportunities for students to interact with faculty outside the classroom through programs in the residence and dining halls and in other areas of the campus to promote a shared sense of community and to further Brown’s educational mission

Action Taken

  • Received and began to implement recommendations on residential life from the Task Force on Undergraduate Education and the Committee on the Residential Experience
  • Launched new Faculty Advising Fellows program to increase involvement of faculty in undergraduate residential experience
  • Improved staffing in residence halls with two new professional staff-in-residence positions and increased numbers of peer staff, particularly in sophomore housing
  • Implemented programs to increase student-faculty contact through an expanded Faculty Advising Fellows Program
  • Completed design phase for new science center
  • Increased staffing in residence halls to a total of 4, with two additional professional staff-in-residence positions
  • Increased faculty involvement in the development of Third World Center programs, including new curricula for TWTP and MPC training
  • Initiated luncheon series to connect Black and Latino male students with Black and Latino male faculty members
  • Opened Advising Central in J. Walter Wilson where faculty advising fellows meet and advise students weekday afternoons
  • Initiated the “Stephen Robert ’62 Film with Faculty Series” in the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center
  • Increased faculty leadership in the Faculty Advising Fellows program
  • Faculty Advising Fellows sponsored approximately 70 dinners for small groups of first-year students on topics such as talking to faculty, research, and life after Brown

Action Needed

  • Evaluate impact of new initiatives in residential programming and staffing, and strengthen as needed
  • Continue to set priorities and future planning based on evaluation of first year of expanded Faculty Advising Fellows Program
  • Expand FAF dinner series to include dinners for sophomores

Responsible

  • Dean of the College
  • Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services

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