Current Status Report - September 2011
Text in red denotes new activity since previous status report.

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.