Open Science: Key to accelerating interdisciplinary research & education (Balch, et al.)

The authors hold that open science is a critical pathway to accelerating the best new environmental science from big data opportunities.

Maximizing the benefits of shared instrumentation: Fostering flexibility rather than “one-size-fits-all” approaches (Metcalf, Flowers)

The authors argue that CU will be best served by helping labs meet their individual scientific and fiscal goals rather than by imposing “one-size-fits-all” policies across campus, which will prevent some labs from thriving and from successfully serving a broad off-campus user community.

Science and Environmental Communication at CU Boulder (Boykoff, Pezzullo, et al)

The authors propose ways to increase communication and more coordinated outreach related to scientific and environmental research at CU Boulder and in the Boulder science community at large.

The Benefits of Building University Corporate Partnerships (Benson, Hubble, Freaney)

The authors recommend a more expansive and coordinated effort toward building campus-wide university corporate partnerships.

Colorado Community Partnerships and Faculty Residencies (College of Media, Communication and Information III)

The authors propose longer-term (minimum of one semester) faculty residencies to provide site-specific education around Colorado. The instruction focus could include traditional and non-traditional undergraduate student education, dual high school enrollment, co-requisite remediation, and graduate education and BA/MA programs.

CU Art Museum (CUAM) as Hub of Intellectual and Creative Pursuits (Firmin & McDonald)

The authors unveil a vision of the university art museum of the 21st century – one that is held in high esteem by peers and with a mission to contribute to a university culture in which art, creativity, intercultural understanding, and research advance all disciplines in contribution to society.

The Grey Zones of Transdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Study on the CU Boulder Campus (Mejia, Chinowsky)

The authors propose different ways to begin to achieve a defined balance between transdisciplinary interests and traditional discipline-based academic rigor.

Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: Advancing CU Boulder’s Strategic Goals (Corwin et al)

The authors provide a model for CU Boulder to greatly expanding already robust undergraduate research experiences built on apprenticeship models by adopting Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences that allow whole classes of students to address a research question that is of interest to a scientific or local community.

Mediterranean Studies: Diversity, Interdisciplinarity & the Study of the West (Catlos)

The author posits that by creating a Center for Mediterranean Studies the campus could expand its commitment to interdisciplinarity in the Humanities and build on an emerging program of strength on the campus.

Proposal to Create a CU-Boulder Institute for the Arts (Amerika, Auguiste, Boord et al)

The authors advocate for an Institute of the Arts at CU Boulder that would be a catalyst facilitating and strengthening connections between faculty and students in the arts, focus on art making and learning, and being an incubator for creative work and a hub for experiments in pedagogy.