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