Supporting the College

Curriculum-Based Design Outreach

The College of Design will develop outstanding designers for the future by implementing an interdisciplinary, curriculum-based design outreach program to extend our expertise to improve life throughout our local and regional communities.

The college seeks support for a start-up fund to:

  • Enable teams of faculty to define learning objectives for studio courses
  • Create or redefine coursework that draws together several disciplines
  • Spend time meeting with potential communities to identify and outline long-term curriculum-based outreach activities
  • Hire adjunct faculty to take on some teaching responsibilities
  • Offset the costs associated with outreach projects, including studio course materials, travel and guest experts to work with the students
  • Grant "release time" for current faculty from teaching loads to focus on the research and development process for the curriculum