Fostering Multidisciplinary Initiatives
Among the things that set Brown apart are its open curriculum, which encourages students to take risks and cross disciplinary boundaries, and its emphasis on creating and fostering interdisciplinary courses and research opportunities. The Plan for Academic Enrichment has furthered this tradition of multidisciplinary collaboration, learning, and knowledge by supporting the establishment of new programs and centers in the humanities, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.
Looking forward, Brown will both support and evaluate multidisciplinary experiments. The continuing challenge will be to focus on programs where the University has areas of strength and to incorporate into the curriculum, student body, and faculty more international perspectives and experiences.
- Establish major new centers or institutes
- Expand and improve existing complementary relationships with other institutions, and develop new ones
- Leverage resources by connecting existing centers and institutes more closely to academic departments and programs
- Develop academic support and infrastructure for programs and centers
- Continue to develop distinctive, high-proﬁle multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs