The Virginia Tech Graduate School and Maura Borrego, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at VT, organized two national workshops for graduate deans. The workshops, influenced by M. Borrego’s NSF Career Award grant, were funded by the Virginia Tech Graduate School and the National Science Foundation through grant 0643107 and while Maura Borrego was working for the Foundation.
The first of these was held in April 2012. Forty-five graduate deans and other supporters of interdisciplinary graduate education met at VT’s research facility in Arlington, VA, to discuss challenges and strategies of institutionalizing interdisciplinary graduate education. The meeting was co-chaired by Maura Borrego, Associate Professor of Engineering Education, and Karen DePauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education. For more information, visit the workshops website. The results also appear in an article in the October 2012 issue of GradEdge published by the Council of Graduate Schools.
The second workshop is scheduled for November 2012. For more information, see the announcement. Check out the relevant articles for valuable information about interdisciplinary graduate education.