Interdisciplinary Research Buildings Workshop

Boston College Interdisciplinary Research Buildings Workshop

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 | 10 AM to 4:30 PM EDT | Virtual

 

The Boston College Interdisciplinary Research Buildings Workshop, hosted by  the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, explores best practices for academic buildings devoted to interdisciplinary research. Motivated by the upcoming January 2022 opening of the building for the interdisciplinary Schiller Institute on the Boston College campus, this workshop brings together university leaders from institutions across the country to discuss the opportunities and challenges inherent in designing and operating interdisciplinary  research buildings. 

Schedule

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Virtual Event

10:00-10:20 am

Introductions

  • Welcome from Boston College: Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society; David Quigley, Provost and Dean of Faculties; Tom Chiles, Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning 

  • Attendees

10:20 am-12:50 am

Part 1: Whole-Group: Best Practices and Problems of Practice

  • Building Presentations

  • Discussion

  • Break 

  • Building Presentation

  • Discussion

12:50-1:35 pm

Lunch break

1:35-2:40 pm

Part 2: Breakout Groups: Best Practices and Problems of Practice

  • Breakout group discussions (key takeaways from the panels, areas for additional research or continuing discussion, identification of best practices)
  • Whole-group report out and discussion

2:40-2:55 pm

Break

2:55-4:00 pm

Part 3: Breakout Groups: Emergent Topics

  • Breakout group discussions

  • Whole-group report out and discussion

4:00-4:30 pm

Part 4: Next steps and conclusion

Questions? Please contact Schiller Institute Executive Director Laura J. Steinberg at ljs@bc.edu.

Laura J. Steinberg

Laura J. Steinberg

Seidner Family Executive Director,
Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
Boston College

Thomas C. Chiles

Thomas C. Chiles

Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning
DeLuca Chair in Biology
Boston College