Call for proposals for I³, a certificate program in interprofessional and interdisciplinary interconnections

Beginning in the 2022–2023 academic year, students who complete at least 15 hours of interprofessional or interdisciplinary activities throughout the academic year can earn a certificate in interprofessional and interdisciplinary interconnections (I³). 

To help build the program’s menu of options, the Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research is requesting proposals from faculty and students to design and offer voluntary experiences. These opportunities will be open to students from any school or the college at CWRU (multiple professions and disciplines can participate) and may include students from other institutions. 

Activities could include:

  • Series of evening classes
  • A single workshop or seminar
  • An experiential opportunity in the community or clinic setting
  • A simulation, or any other educational experience that will appeal to individuals across multiple professions or disciplines throughout our campus. For example, next semester we will offer an interprofessional leadership series composed of several two-hour evening seminars. We will also offer several 90-minute interdisciplinary Art and Insight events at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

All proposals for interprofessional or interdisciplinary academic activities must include at least one faculty member, and proposals that include student instructors will be given special consideration. 

Administrative support and limited funding will be available to create, implement and evaluate these activities, events or other options. Funding is not available for faculty effort.

 Each proposal should include the following elements: 

  • Title,
  • Names of instructors and their schools/programs,
  • Purpose of the experience,
  • Brief description of the experience’s content and format, and
  • Budget (if applicable).

Program proposals are due Oct. 1, and should be emailed to In the future, proposals will be accepted on a rolling, ongoing basis, and approved activities will be added to the certificate program options. 

Questions about this initiative can be directed to Tyler Reimschisel, MD, founding associate provost, at