The Rose Institute stresses a high level of interaction between students and faculty. In their research on state and local government, students and faculty work side by side. Students receive guidance and instruction from staff, faculty affiliates, and research affiliates experienced in the operations of both the public and private sectors. The senior staff works closely with Rose Institute student researchers on a number of projects. While every student has experience working with faculty members and senior staff on an individual basis, the Rose Institute student staff is overseen by senior student managers.