A university made up of small, faculty-led residential colleges on the Oxford/Cambridge model provides the best education for students argues Collegiate Way.
If universities are to have the transformative effect they ought to have on the lives of young people then the faculty must become the principal influences on student life throughout their institutions. They can do this by reviving one of the oldest models of university structure in existence: the decentralized residential colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Great Britain. Within these small collegiate communities — communities that include young and old, rich and poor, student and professor, artist and scientist — a stable, challenging, and diverse social and intellectual environment can be restored. This is already beginning to happen on many campuses, and a genuine residential college movement is now underway.
I agree that it’s ideal. Many students are lost in large universities. But is it financially feasible? Collegiate Way has some links that say yes.