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Connect with CECS

The College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies was created to take interdisciplinary programs to new heights, engage with communities and businesses on their needs, and quickly create relevant programs that meet those needs.

How does it work?

CECS is both a college and a central office that serves other colleges. CECS allows colleges to expand their programming through the development of new majors and minors that draw from expertise across campus. CECS leadership will assess proposals for topics from across campus and serve as an incubator for new courses and programs. In addition, CECS provides support for faculty by offering compensation and connecting them to faculty with similar interests across campus. Furthermore, CECS will overcome the burden of coordination among multiple units by anticipating and identifying resource needs to create and sustain these new programs.





  • Flexibility
  • Learner needs
  • Career development

  • Campus strengths
  • Collaboration
  • Industry partnerships

  • Pilot & test programs
  • New majors and minors
  • Course assessments

How can you engage?



Faculty engaged in CECS

Recruited and approved by CECS program director and college department head or director

Course development

Instruction for CECS core courses

Mentor for required research course

Service for CECS (assessment, accreditation, study abroad, etc.)



Faculty who serve as lead for CECS program curriculum committee

Leader identified from curriculum committee

Works closely with program director to implement and update curriculum



Faculty who serve on CECS program curriculum committees

Curriculum development for minors and majors

Approve electives

Propose and approve curricular changes and updates

Other ways to engage:

  • Serve as faculty representative for your discipline
  • Seminar speaker/organizer

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Visit our employment page to see updated job listings and application information.

Learn more about CECS and how to engage.