Introduced in summer 2013, Engagement Encounters were introduced as a way to enhance academic and creative pursuits in face-to-face co-sponsored events around a particular theme. Any UTEP department, center, faculty member, or professional staff is invited to request/co-plan an Engagement Encounter. Find out more about the goals of an Engagement Encounter and how you can request one.
Whether it be virtual or face-to-face, making connections with people, centers, and resources is essential in engaging in interdisciplinary activities. In spring 2014, an online portal called Expertise Connector was unveiled through the efforts of the UTEP NSF funded I3 grant and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. Explore Expertise Connecter to join or start a community of practice, search for people, and learn about the resources housed in campus centers.
IDRE Community of Practice
The Interdisciplinary Research and Education (IDRE) Community of Practice is a registered community on Expertise Connector. Any UTEP faculty member or professional staff is invited to join this community which meets several times over the calendar year. We aspire to be a vibrant, supportive community focused on expanding our knowledge base and skills for effectively leading IDRE, and providing access to best practices, methods and tools that facilitate successful IDRE. Members of this community have access to an online space for private community discussions and information sharing.
If you have a proposal or project idea that you would like to bounce off of interdisciplinary researchers for their critique, we can match you with an individual or individuals who can serve as your sounding board. We will do our best to identify a person familiar with your topic area. A lead time of seven days is requested to match you/your team with a faculty member(s).