12. What Are Some of The Most Promising/High Impact Approaches Campus Presenters Have Used to Create and Sustain Interdisciplinary Efforts?

  • Selecting a relevant/ provocative topic/theme to attract the broadest array of partners and interest
  • Tapping into campus-wide pedagogical programs
  • Designing co-taught courses
  • Assuming a presenting as well as a producing role, serving as a catalyst for creativity, dialogue and discovery in the community
High-impact centrality — Using the arts to provoke civic dialogue at California State University, Long Beach

Focusing arts-based programming on a common theme coordinated by a central entity with activities unfolding across campus with diverse partners

The B-Word Project is a major interdisciplinary collaboration led by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State. The topic was selected for its potential to integrate curricula and events in a meaningful way, enrich the university’s scholarship and service activities through the thoughtful introduction of relevant guest speakers/artists, and position the theater as an active participant in academic programs.

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The B-Word Project and Censorship

Peace Press Graphics Exhibition:
CSULB Posters

Peace Press Survey:
CSULB Survey

Annual Comparative Literature Conference:
CSULB Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Bill T. Jones in Rehearsal:
CSULB Bill T. Jones in Rehearsal

Pre and Post Class Survey:
CSULB Pre and Post Class Survey

Sustainability A Continuum of Integration noting activities at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center (CPAC):
CSULB Sustainability

The Caduceus Rod approach – Using Art as a Catalyst to Integrate Art & Science – an example from Wesleyan University

Involving intense interdisciplinary collaboration around a common objective or theme.

Feet to the Fire is a major undertaking on Wesleyan’s campus to examine critical environmental issues through multiple lenses, from science to art. This program is dedicated to the proposition that a multidisciplinary examination that includes art will provide a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of these global issues.

Feet to the Fire is a major undertaking on Wesleyan’s campus to examine critical environmental issues through multiple lenses, from science to art.

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The Skunk Works approach – Using Art to Pioneer an Innovative Campus-wide Course on Creativity

Forming a cross-functional, interdisciplinary group within an organization characterized by a high degree of autonomy

The Creative Learning project at Montclair State University strives to integrate the creative approaches of Peak Performances artists into the intellectual and cultural environment of the campus, in order to foster students’ understanding of an confidence in their creative abilities in the their academic and personal lives.

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