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Overview of the Master Staff Program

Master Staff
A senior faculty member--the college master--guides the intellectual and programmatic life of each residential college. Each college has one associate master who shares some of the master's responsibilities. Associate masters are appointed by the Provost on the recommendation of the masters. Each college also has one assistant master, a graduate student who assists with administrative and programming matters, assist the college's executive board, and serve as a liaison between the students in the college and both the faculty master and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives.

In addition, residence directors and community assistants handle problem resolution, administration of facility issues, and some programming support for the residential colleges. Though these employees report to the Office of University Residential Life, they work cooperatively with the college master staff and the student officers of the colleges in advancing the goals of the colleges.

Council of Masters
The Council of Masters comprises the master staffs of all the colleges, the associate provost for undergraduate education, the director of residential academic initiatives. The council meets periodically during the academic year to develop policy and program initiatives and to discuss issues of system-wide concern.

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