The CU Arts Consortium (Coleman)

The author proposes creating an integrated and horizontal arts consortium whose mission would be to provide multiple platforms to inform interested students, faculty, and the public as to what is happening on campus, not only in terms of speakers, performances, presentations, and exhibitions, but also classes and collaboration opportunities.

Create GROP: Funding Opportunity Program for Graduate Students in the Arts (Coleman)

The author proposes creating a Graduate Student Opportunity Program (GROP), modeled upon the university’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), that would provide funding for graduate students in the arts and that would improve the quality of graduate work, enhance recruiting of graduate students and increase employment opportunities for graduate students after they complete their degrees.

White Paper from AHUM ad hoc committee on Academic Futures (Ad hoc committee of Arts and Humanities chairs and directors within A&S)

The authors propose a series of recommendations in the areas of economic, curricular, and visionary support to transform existing programs in Historical Studies, Creative Work and Performance, Languages and Cultures, Literary Study, Visual Media and Visual Literacy, Philosophical and Critical Study, and Integrated Programs of study into programs of study that build upon and extend our current disciplinary structure and that would give interdisciplinarity a coherent, academic goal.

Professional Graduate Degree Programs at CU Boulder: Lessons from the Masters of the Environment Program (MENV staff)

The authors call for further development of professional graduate programs at CU Boulder. Hiring trends for graduate students of all varieties, in combination with the need for new revenue flows to the campus, indicate that a concerted and increased focus on professional graduate programs is warranted.

Roster Institute and Museum faculty into the tenure departmental homes (Bowers)

Jan. 25, 2018

The author suggests that institute faculty should be rostered into their “cognate department homes” along with adjustments of salaries of institute and A&S faculty along more equitable lines and a series of other standardizations and measures to promote equity between the two faculties.

A call for envisioning robust and welcoming interdisciplinary structures (Hulden, et al)

The authors call for a formal conversation on how to best create a structure or set of structures that dismantle existing barriers to interdisciplinary work in the broadest sense.

Return Atlas to the Students; They Paid for It (Acevedo-Munoz)

The author argues that the ATLAS institute should be returned to its status as a student-centered resource given that students funded the complex that houses the institute.

Proposal for Graduate-Level Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (Department of Linguistics)

The authors offer suggestions on how to overcome what they view to be the greatest challenges to working across disciplinary boundaries at CU Boulder in the areas of teaching, curriculum, and research.

Fostering CU’s Global Prominence in Geosciences by Improving Department Support and Strengthening Department-Institute-Museum Relationships (Flowers, Ge, Abbott, et al.)

Jan. 17, 2018

The authors outline opportunities both to enhance unified strategic planning efforts and reduce real and perceived inequities in resources and opportunities available to Geosciences department faculty.

Alternatives to the Student Credit Hour (Goodman)

The author proposes a system that can supplement if not replace the SCH as an index of a given unit’s value through such means as rewarding the outreach capacity and impact of academic units and rewarding the extent to which the unit engages in interdisciplinary work that is of use to multiple units across campus.