Task Force on Undergraduate Residence Life Initiatives

The Task Force for Undergraduate Residence Life Initiatives was formed by President Baltimore in December 2000. It was charged to review the overall conditions of the current Houses and system of undergraduate residence life at Caltech, assess the need for structural renovations and systemic changes in the Houses, and formulate recommendations based on the findings. The task force initially convened on January 24, 2001, and met as a group 12 times though November, 2001. The task force was composed of 5 faculty, 5 students, 5 current and former administrators, and 2 alumni. Their names and affiliations are available in the final report.

Final Report of the Task Force

The Final Report of the task force is now available in pdf format. The final report and the related appendices may be downloaded separately.

Final Report
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.................................................................................. Appendix A. Task Force Mandate
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..................................................................... Appendix D. Site Visits and Reflections
.................................................................................. Appendix B. Reports on Renovation and
Construction Issues at Caltech

Site Visit Summaries:
Lessons & Conclusions
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AC Martin: Architectural Programming
and Design Review
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Subcommittee Report on
Renovation and Construction
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..................................................................... Appendix E. Lists of Documents Collected or Received by the Task Force

Renovation and Construction Documents Collected by the Task Force
Office and Student Reports Submitted to the Task Force
Site Visit Documents Collected by Task Force
Individual Task Force Member Reports/Reflections

.................................................................................. Appendix C. Analyses of the Student Survey and Rotation at Caltech

Caltech Student Residential Survey,
June 2001
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The Rotation Process at Caltech,
1959-1963
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Opportunities for Feedback and Input

A series of conversations, town hall meetings, and other forums were held to discuss the proposed renovations and recommendations. For further information, please contact Miriam Feldblum.

Town Hall Meetings

Townhall meetings were held in all the student houses during spring 2002. Anyone who would like to see a copy of the minutes should contact Miriam Feldblum.