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  • Talk generally about BDPs…what they are, how they work.
  • Talk generally about BDPs…what they are, how they work.
  • Film studies accepted its last crop of student in the fall.
  • We are accepting applications for Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies beginning fall 2011
  • Go over curriculum sheets. Mention how course requirements fit into students major, core curriculum and elective requirements. We hope that the BDP will not add time to a student’s academic work at UT, but rather offer a way to integrate a BDP topic into required major, core curriculum and elective work.
  • Rosalyn conducted an independent research project investigating health disparities in the United States under the supervision of Dr. Hummer. She analyzed data using STATA from the National Health Interview Survey for her final research paper. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   This program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   SIT program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people.
  • Rosalyn conducted an independent research project investigating health disparities in the United States under the supervision of Dr. Hummer. She analyzed data using STATA from the National Health Interview Survey for her final research paper. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   This program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   SIT program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people.
  • All Connecting Experience are supervised and graded by a faculty mentor. Encourage students to look to EUREKA, previous instructors and others for mentor ideas.
  • Rosalyn conducted an independent research project investigating health disparities in the United States under the supervision of Dr. Hummer. She analyzed data using STATA from the National Health Interview Survey for her final research paper. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   This program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   SIT program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people.
  • Rosalyn conducted an independent research project investigating health disparities in the United States under the supervision of Dr. Hummer. She analyzed data using STATA from the National Health Interview Survey for her final research paper. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   This program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people. SIT: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY Durban, South Africa   SIT program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to health care, and health education. Students consider how health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the health care needs of the South African people.

BDP presentation, Feb. 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Bridging Disciplines Programs Spring 2012
  • 2. BDP Team
      • Christine Anderson , Associate Academic Advisor: Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Global Studies, Human Rights & Social Justice, Social Inequality, Health & Policy; internship contact
    • Lauren Campbell , Academic Advising Coordinator: communication, recruitment, faculty contact, assessment
      • Jeanette Herman , Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives and Director, Bridging Disciplines Programs
      • Erin Thomas , Associate Academic Advisor: Children & Society, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies, Ethics & Leadership, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship; BDP Student Advisory Council, newsletter, alumni development
      • Rose Mastrangelo , Associate Academic Advisor & Archer Center Coordinator : Digital Arts & Media, Environment, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
      • Katie Matteson , Administrative Associate: Keeps it all going!
  • 3. Bridging Disciplines Programs
    • Allows students to individualize their education
    • 19 hours of coursework and research and/or internship experiences
    • Transcript-recognized certificate
    • 11 different concentrations
    • Open to all students in all majors
    • Started in 2002
    • Program within School of Undergraduate Studies
  • 4. Bridging Disciplines Programs Interdisciplinary Certificates
      • Children & Society
      • Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies
      • Cultural Studies
      • Digital Arts & Media
      • Environment
      • Ethics & Leadership
      • Film Studies (no longer accepting new students)
      • Global Studies
      • Human Rights & Social Justice
      • Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
      • Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
      • Social Inequality, Health & Policy
  • 5. Eligibility Requirements
      • Environmental Sciences majors CANNOT pursue Environment BDP
      • International Relations & Global Studies Majors CANNOT pursue Global Studies BDP
      • Public Health majors CANNOT pursue PH strand in Social Inequality, Health & Policy
      • Minimum of 2 semesters remaining at UT to apply
  • 6. Bridging Disciplines Programs Breakdown of Requirements
  • 7. Coursework: Foundation Courses
    • Foundation Courses
    • BDP 101: Forum Seminar:
      • One hour introduction to the interdisciplinary study of BDP topic
      • Available to any 1 st or 2 nd year OR any BDP student
      • Usually offered one time a year for each BDP topic
      • Other foundation courses vary by BDP
  • 8. Coursework: Courses in a Strand
      • What is a strand?
      • Six of the BDPs require that a strand, or focus:
      • Children & Society Global Studies
      • Cultural Studies Social Inequality, Health & Policy
      • Ethics & Leadership Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
      • For These BDPs, no strand is needed:
      • Digital Arts & Media
      • Environment
      • These BDPs have special strand requirements as outlined on their respective curriculum sheets:
      • Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies
      • Human Rights & Social Justice
      • Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
  • 9. Connecting Experience s
    • Types of experiences
    • Internships
    • Independent research
    • Research assistant to faculty member
    • Independent Creative Project for Digital Arts & Media
    • Other important information about experiences
    • Most BDPs require 6-9 hours of Connecting Experiences
    • Provides hands-on, real world experience related to BDP topic
    • Each CE usually completed in one semester
    • Students are enrolled in and earn 3 credit hours for each
    • experience (we have BDP credit available)
    • Experiences can happen almost anywhere- in Austin, the
    • U.S., abroad– think Archer Program, UT in LA, thesis
    • Gives students an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor
    • Students must propose each CE and receive approval
    • Scholarships are available
  • 10. Applying to the BDPs
      • Part I: Essay
      • Application form
      • 2-3 page essay about intellectual interest in specific BDP
      • See application essay guidelines
      • Part II: Applicant Appointment
      • Applicant Appointment: Meet with specific BDP advisor once application is received
      • Create an individual coursework and connecting experience plan to go with your essay and application cover sheet
      • March 8 Deadline
  • 11. BDP FAQs
    • No quota on acceptances
    • GPA only part of the applicant profile
    • Faculty panelists make decisions during finals week
    • Students notified in December or May
    • Must reapply to switch BDPs
    • Can be in more than 1 BDP
    • Usually only 1 course from MAJOR can count in a strand
      • Students have 1 year after graduating to complete certificate requirements.
  • 12. Feedback from BDP Alumni
    • What did you value most about your BDP experience?
      • “ I felt I had ownership of my education by being able to create my own academic plan. I wasn ’ t constrained by the discipline of my degree plan. I learned to combine aspects of different disciplines to create an education that was unique and my own. ”
      • “ I appreciated that I could diversify my knowledge in my subject area rather than specializing and only experiencing one department ’ s vision. ”
      • “ The connecting experiences--I gained hands-on experiences, worked with professors, developed communication skills in the workforce, traveled, and learned how to multi-task.”