Committee Research

Any changes we make must be supported by scholarship, and demonstrated to be effective. We have built a robust research library to guide our conversations, and inform our decisions. This library includes not only scholarly books and articles, but also materials from other institutions’ residential programs.


We have collected, read, and written up briefs on hundreds of books and articles in relevant scholarly fields, including higher education, psychology, sociology, and more. In addition to peer-reviewed scholarship, we’ve also read dozens of popular books and articles so that we can connect the Committee’s work with contemporary public discourse about the state of higher education. You can browse a select bibliography of the materials in our research library. (PDF)

Common Practices

We’ve also drawn inspiration from programs at other universities, and looking for successful initiatives at other institutions that can be adapted to meet our institutional goals and needs. We have looked at position descriptions, handbooks, foundational documents, program details, and have conducted interviews with a still-growing list of schools, including:

  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Clemson University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • Lehigh University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Tulane University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Florida
  • University of Houston
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Florida
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University