"Integrated" Degrees Committee Application

Cleveland State University is committed to enhancing our curriculum with "integrated" degrees.  A group of faculty members and administrators have been working on these ideas for the last several months, culminating in a day-long visit by Dr. Carla Brodley from Northeastern University in April. If you did not get a chance to attend a session on this topic in April, please view the campus presentation made by Dr. Brodley here.  The provost's office invites faculty members to work in teams to develop the curriculum for these "integrated" degrees.  A stipend of $4760 per faculty member will be provided for completing the following work.

  • Attending an in-person kickoff meeting in June, 2023;
  • Attending meetings throughout the summer (in a hybrid format with on-campus participation or zoom participation); 
  • Spending time during the summer developing a program of study that would satisfy requirements for students to be able to complete an "integrated" degree within two disciplines in 120 credit hours;
  • Collaborating with a faculty member from another department/school or college;
  • Exploring market demand/satisfaction and employment opportunities for the proposed "integrated" degree;
  • By September, the curriculum for proposed "integrated" degree programs including advising plans, will be fully developed and ready for review by the corresponding departments/schools/colleges. Details will be further discussed during the first meeting in June;
  • Faculty members will be responsible for shepherding the programs of study through the university governance process in the fall.

The goal is to begin admitting students to new "integrated" degree programs beginning in fall 2024.

To apply for this opportunity please submit the following by the close of business on Friday, May 19th: