Presentation on theme: "D UKE H OUSES : A R ESIDENTIAL R EDESIGN. C ORE P RINCIPLES OF D UKE H OUSES Community : creating smaller residential houses to build community on West."— Presentation transcript:
C ORE P RINCIPLES OF D UKE H OUSES Community : creating smaller residential houses to build community on West and Central Campuses characterized by three-class interaction. Equity : giving both affiliated and unaffiliated students the same residential privileges (right of return, dedicated commons space, stability).
L OGISTICS OF D UKE H OUSES Will begin in fall 2012 Use both West and Central Campuses – Currently, West has 53 houses, Central has 21. Students will have the right of return to their houses, unless they choose to go abroad. Sophomores will no longer be guaranteed residence on West. About 25% of the sophomore class will be in houses on Central. East will continue in essentially the same manner.
W HAT IS A D UKE H OUSE ? Our target is for houses to be 50% sophomores, 50% juniors and seniors. Most houses have between 30-70 members. Each house will have a commons room. Ideally each will have a kitchen and study room as well – will be pursued over time. Each house will have a self governance structure and funds for programming initiatives. Faculty are being recruited to affiliate with houses. Ambition is for each Duke House to have 1-2 faculty associated with it. Ideally each house will offer a progression of housing options; being pursued, but will take some time. We expect Duke Houses to develop their own character, identity, and traditions
D UKE H OUSES – R OOM A SSIGNMENTS Y EAR O NE FOR U NAFFILIATED S TUDENTS Assignment Process (Basic Elements) Rising seniors will complete room selection as in previous years. Caps will be placed on each house, limiting the number of seniors to 25-30% overall occupancy. Rising juniors and rising sophomores will be randomly assigned to houses to meet junior/sophomore occupancy expectation. Blocks and roommate requests will be maintained. Maximum block size will be six students Room selection process facilitated by HDRL staff member, potentially using class and/or lottery number.
D UKE H OUSES – R OOM A SSIGNMENTS Y EAR T WO FOR U NAFFILIATED S TUDENTS In the second year, only rising sophomores will be assigned – process to be developed. Rising juniors and seniors will have the right of return. We expect houses to develop identities over time, and potentially can allow rising sophomores to rank houses most attractive to them. A transfer process will exist to allow students to request to move from one house to another. For students returning from abroad, the priority will be to allow student to return to his or her house. Will continue to face challenge of limited flexibility in accommodating preferences of students returning from abroad.
D UKE H OUSES – P LACEMENT OF SLG S Selective living groups will be assigned to houses depending on where they best fit. Four size categories have been created. Current SLGs have been assigned to a size group based on bed allocation history over the past 3.5 years. SLGs will be placed into a House in late October using a randomly based process (date TBD). Houses have been identified to be used for each size category. New SLGs will be placed at the same time. SLGs will be offered opportunity to preference Central. No group promised opportunity to remain in current location. Will expect SLGs to have legitimate junior and senior class representation in their house – understand this will be pursued over time. Some officers will be required to live in the house.
D UKE H OUSES – N EW SLG S New Selective Living Groups Applications due September 30 – application available on House Model web site. Applicants will present to ARC in mid-October. Recommendations made to Dean and Vice Provost Nowicki and VP Moneta New SLGs placed in late October during same process to be used for existing SLGs