Trend toward Profs Living in Student Dorms

March 7, 2007

Across the US, about two dozen universities have instituted residential college programs in which profs live in residence with students, and conference tracks on the subject are drawing crowds of college administrators. Although the idea goes back centuries, it has experienced a resurgence in the wake of "rampant alcohol abuse" and to create a greater sense of belonging. Bumping into your prof on the way to the shower can be disconcerting at first, but it definitely eliminates some of the "us versus them" mentality.  CNN