University Theme Goals

The Annual University Theme increases understanding of the complexity of current societal issues while also promoting a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to addressing these kinds of issues.

The overarching goals for all University Themes are as follows:

  1. Facilitate critical thinking and interdisciplinary conversations around a theme across the university community.
  2. Increase understanding of the complexity of theme-related topics.
  3. Provide curricular and co-curricular programming that crosses disciplinary boundaries and engages students, faculty, staff, and community members from various backgrounds.
  4. Partner with the broader community to benefit from local expertise and to model community engaged learning for our students.
  5. Provide opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to work in interdisciplinary teams on a theme which inspires passion.