Social Sciences Academic Forum
Each year CU-Boulder’s program review process begins with a gathering of the community. The annual Academic Forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to engage in a collaborative conversation about the units undergoing review. This year's process focuses on a cross section of units involved in the study of the social sciences.
Oct 10, 2012
from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||IBS Meeting Room|
|Contact Name||Andre Grothe|
|Contact Phone||303 492-4603|
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2012 ACADEMIC FORUM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012: 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Institute of Behavioral Science, Room 155
A CAMPUS-WIDE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Each year CU-Boulder’s program review process begins with a gathering of the community. The annual Academic Forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to engage in a collaborative conversation about the units undergoing review. This year's process focuses on a cross section of units involved in the study of the social sciences, including:
Institute of Behavioral Science
International Affairs Program
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Women and Gender Studies
Please join us to talk about the significant ways that these units are shaping CU-Boulder's present and future.
1:30 Opening the Conversation
Welcome: Jeff Cox, AVC for Faculty Affairs
The Campus Vision: Provost Moore and Dean Leigh
2:00 Panel One: Campus and Broader Roles of the Social Sciences
Moderator: Keith Maskus, A&S
Patricia Rankin, AVC for Research
Joyce Nielsen, Sociology
Nick Flores, Economics
Tim Kuhn, INVST
Bryan Taylor, Communication
Robert McNown, International Affairs
Christie Yoshinaga-Itano, SLHS
How are the social sciences perceived as contributors to the campus missions in teaching, research, creative work and outreach?
What are the actual contributions made, especially in teaching, compared to other divisions of the college and university?
What problems do units face regarding resources and campus/college investments?
What do social sciences provide students and the community that cannot be provided by other units on campus?
What important and unique roles are played by the social sciences in analyzing and addressing local, state and global problems? What are we doing currently to advance Flagship 2030 goals?
3:35 Panel Two: Toward a Future Vision for the Social Sciences
Moderator: Bill Kaempfer, Vice Provost
David Brown, Political Science
Bert Covert, Anthropology
Rob Buffington, WGST
Jane Menken, IBS
Andy Cowell, Linguistics
Daryl Maeda, Ethnic Studies
Donna Goldstein, CARTSS
How well positioned are the social sciences to meet university Flagship 2030 goals going forward? What needs to be changed to improve that positioning?
How can we take advantage of interdisciplinary opportunities in teaching and research and creative work?
Articulating a framework for potential outstanding hiring/research/teaching initiatives:
A cross-social sciences data research and analytical methods project linked to graduate training.
Building on existing strengths and relations with other colleges and campuses in the critical area of global health and society.
Are such initiatives better organized in a school or cluster arrangement?
What are the anticipated costs and benefits of making such investments?
5:00 Closing Reception