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Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar (IFS)

The Providence College Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar (IFS) brings together up to eight faculty members from across the disciplines on campus in a collaborative teaching and learning experience each year. Participants devote an entire semester to a multidisciplinary and multidimensional study of a particular theme.

The Office of Academic Affairs and The Center for Teaching Excellence proudly present the tenth annual Providence College Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar:

2016 SYSTEMS Seminar Participants: 

Jessica Mulligan, Health Policy and Management
Seminar Coordinator
Unsystematic: Navigating the U.S. Health Care System as the Newly Insured
Comfort Ateh, Secondary Education
A Crosscutting Concept in the Next Generation Science Standards for Exploring and Understanding ideas in Science and Engineering
Ruth Ben-Artzi, Political Science
The Global Governance System of International Aid
Toby Harper, History
The Ordering of the British Empire: The Honours System and the Transformation of British Hierarchies in the Twentieth Century
Stephen Mecca, Engineering-Physics-Systems
The Value of Systems Thinking
Adam Myers, Political Science

The Entanglement of Party Conflict within the American Federal System
Jonathan Richardson, Biology

More than the Sum of its Parts: Using Ecosystem to Understand Nature
Trina Vithayathil, Global Studies 
The Caste System and the Production of Inequality in Urban India


Learn more about the process by clicking the images below.

ifs mission and format
ifs application process

Past IFS Seminars:

Center for Teaching Excellence
Feinstein Academic Center, Room 303
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, R.I. 02918

(401) 865-1340

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