Montana State University

Mountains and Minds: Learners and Leaders

Integration

Goal:  
By integrating learning, discovery and engagement, and by working across disciplines, the MSU community will improve the world.

Objective I.1: Increase the integration of learning, discovery and engagement.

Metric I.1.1: By 2019, all graduating students will have had a substantial curricular experience that integrates learning, discovery and engagement.

Technical note: There are a variety of current programs that seem to fulfill this objective, but we don't currently collect (and transcript) them. This will be a new reporting requirement. If included in Core 3.0, this objective will be met for all bachelor degree recipients. There will be a need to develop measurements that demonstrate the integration of the three for graduate students.

Metric I.1.2: By 2019, department role and scope documents will include substantial integration of learning, discovery and engagement.

Technical note: Role and scope documents will undergo systematic review as part of the faculty collective bargaining agreement. 

Metric I.1.3: By 2019, community-based research projects will increase by 50 percent.

Technical note: These data will need to be collected from a faculty activity reporting system.

Metric I.1.4: By 2019, faculty scholarly products with undergraduate and graduate students will increase 50 percent.

Technical note: This is not currently collected systematically. Faculty will need to identify and report these. The information might come from a faculty activity reporting system.

Objective I.2: Increase work across disciplines.

Metric I.2.1: By 2019, the number of students completing interdisciplinary programs will increase 30 percent.

Technical note: Degrees and certificates awarded in identified majors are reported here: http://www.montana.edu/opa/facts/GradsByYear.html

Metric I.2.2: By 2019, MSU will increase interdisciplinary research and creative projects on campus.

Technical note: This is not currently collected. Faculty will need to identify and report these. The information might come from a faculty activity reporting system.

Archeology students help research, write and design an exhibit featuring ancient artifacts excavated by the famous archeologists Mary and Louis Leakey.

Archeology students help research, write and design an exhibit featuring ancient artifacts excavated by the famous archaeologists Mary and Louis Leakey.


Student entrepreneurs collaborate with students in other disciplines such as engineering, the sciences, agriculture, graphic arts and the humanities.

Student entrepreneurs collaborate with students in other disciplines such as engineering, the sciences, agriculture, graphic arts and the humanities.