Interdisciplinary Solutions for Social Impact (ISSI) Workshop: Impacting Inequality

ISSI workshop faculty

ASU graduate students interested in addressing inequality through their coursework have the unique opportunity to help faculty design a new interdisciplinary lab focused on “Impacting Inequality." In the virtual workshop, students will actively engage in dialogue with lab faculty to help build a student-centered curriculum.

The first half of the workshop will be focused on the two values of interdisciplinary approaches: why they’re needed and why they’re so hard to implement. The second half will include interactive activities designed to generate productive questions and approaches around which the labs will be based.

About the ISSI Labs

The new Interdisciplinary Solutions for Social Impact (ISSI) labs are rooted in team-taught, project-based learning and will support interdisciplinary laboratories that bring together faculty and graduate students exploring complex social problems. The first labs will launch in the Spring of 2021 and focus on the theme “Impacting Inequality.” A number of ASU faculty members are participating in the 2020-21 lab.

Participating lab faculty include:

  • Felipe Castro, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

  • David Garcia, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

  • Maria Rosario Jackson, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

  • Brendan O’Connor, School of Transborder Studies

  • Dawn Gilpin, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Rafael Martínez Orozco, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Space is limited so interested graduate students should register for the workshop as soon as possible to reserve their place.

Shannon Lujan
Graduate College