The problems facing our globe and society are multi-faceted and complex, demanding solutions that require learning and expertise falling outside the boundaries of higher education’s traditional structures. These solutions fall across disciplines, methodologies, ways of knowing, institutions, communities and opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Our campus has continued to embrace the concept of interdisciplinary research and education, but we’ve yet to fully organize and operationalize ourselves, while also strengthening our disciplinary bases. Supporting interdisciplinary research and education entails developing more enabling structures in how we conduct research, how we educate our students and how we tend to our finances.
Goal: Become known across the world as a leader in interdisciplinary research and education.*
* Includes interprofessionalism
Pathway Leaders serve two roles: they advise the provost to advance the work of the pathway, and they serve as liaisons to the university community to discuss, gather ideas, and better understand how everyone can engage with the Think Big strategic plan.
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Significantly increase the
amount of interdisciplinary
research at CWRU
of creative new
approaches in graduate
education and degree
Invest in spaces (e.g.,
libraries) as hubs that will
research and learning
Case Western Reserve institutes and centers highlight innovative programs during crowdfunding campaign.
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