• #Student Facing (Frontend)

    Foundations

    • All SOC
    • 4 literacies
    • Practical lib. arts

    Programs

    • Core disciplines
    • Rather stable
    • More interdisciplinary on curriculum before (hope; how?)
    • Grad,major,minor

    Specializations

    • Change more quickly than programs
    • Smaller than programs
    • ‘proto-programs’ that become programs when and if they get a lot of enrollment and attention
    • Optional
    • Student can have more than one (how many?)

    Capstone Projects

    • project-based
    • Can in inter-disciplinary or intra-disciplinary
    • Can be team-based or more individual
    • Prepared by teams of faculty
  • #Faculty Facing (Backend)

    Foundations

    • Programs

    • One assignment.
    • Every faculty is in at least one program. (more?)

    Specializations

    • optional
    • potential more for part-time faculty

    Hubs

    • 4 hubs
      • Innovation, technology
      • Globalization, diversity
      • Narratives, identities
      • Civic engagement, community engagement, advocacy, (politics? ) (Corresponds with cluster hire as well)
    • Align quite well with College missions (Pelton inaaugural)
    • Mandatory
    • Each faculty in one
    • Interdisciplinary to the hilt
    • What is it charged with (for starters at least)?
    • Motivational structures?
      • some profs get class reduction for innovative projects
  • #Administration
    Dean
    Assistant deans
    Sustainable Innovation
    ITG
    Technology manager
    Communication manager
    Staff assistant
    Search committees
    DPTC

    • The department structure has put us into siloes:
      • Difficult for faculty across departments to collaborate
      • Lack of information about what’s happening in other departments
      • Difficulty addressing shared concerns and learning outcomes
    • There are redundancies and inefficiencies across departments. We could use our resources more wisely
    • The current structure limits students’ ability to take courses and build interests across programs
    • The current silos increasingly do not reflect the work worlds into which students are headed.
    • Trends toward convergence, nimbleness
    • New, interdisciplinary programs require cross-departmental faculty leadership
      • radio minor
      • creative enterprises major
      • civic media cluster
      • graduate program realignments
    • Reaffirming the schools a year ago gives us an opportunity to rethink what the school could be
    • Liberal arts migration calls into question the current department structure
    • The current chair role is heavy and demanding, and we are having difficulty finding faculty able to take it
      on
  • #Challenges/ questions

    • class space
    • faculty time allocations
    • efficiencies (100 level courses into foundations…)
    • faculty governance
    • gen eds / lib arts
    • SOC learning outcomes (needed for foundations)
    • cluster hires
    • “biggest concern - showing weaknesses in the status quo - prior to the presentation”
    • how to teach 350 kids at once in foundations
    • rollout plan
    • contract
      • hire for # of hours instead for # of courses
    • hub purpose
      • develop capstones
      • increase cross-disciplinarity
      • distribute faculty
      • randomized assignment?
      • conferences?
      • non-traditional experiences?
      • curriculum?
  • Question from Todays Meet

    Greg said this earlier: “foundations have to be meaningful/ practical - sometimes seem important only to those who require them”. Agree?

    how many hubs can you belong to before you are capped

    How will the proposed model affect hiring practices?

    Identify the number of “innovative” faculty in your department?

    What would entice you to do an introductory interdisciplinary comm course?

    Greg said this earlier: “foundations have to be meaningful/ practical - sometimes seem important only to those who require them”. Agree?

    Should the Technology Literacy course be a separate class or should the content be integrated throughout the other Foundation courses?

    In 1 sentence, what is the most important incentive to collaborate with colleagues in other fields?

  • What motivates you into interdisciplinary work?

    continues learning
    keeps me young
    fills in the gaps
    Is not boring
    Instant gratification from collaboration

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