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Interdisciplinary Studies Committee

Committee Charge

The Interdisciplinary Studies Committee serves in the role of an academic department for administering University approved courses in Interdisciplinary studies. The committee is responsible for making recommendations for development and review of interdisciplinary curricula, approving the scheduling of Interdisciplinary Studies courses, formulating academic guidelines for implementation of the Interdisciplinary Studies program, and reporting its actions and recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

Committee Members

  • Nancy Tate, Associate VP - Academic Affairs
  • Marguerite Perret, Faculty - Creative/Performing Arts
  • Park Lockwood, Faculty - Education/Kinesiology
  • Geoff Way, Faculty - Humanities
  • Gaspar Porta, Faculty - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • Alex Klales, Faculty - Social Sciences
  • Deborah Altus, Faculty - School of Applied Studies
  • Rosemary Walker, Faculty - School of Business
  • Kathy Ure, Faculty - School of Nursing
  • Andrea Thimesch, Mabee Library
  • Paul Mismaque, Student Representative - Washburn Student Government Association
  • Joey Holley, Student Representative - Washburn Student Government Association
  • Izzy Wasserstein (Faculty Senate Representative)


September 5, 2017 March 12, 2018

November 3, 2017

November 10, 2017


February 6, 2017
April 7, 2017


October 29, 2015
November 2015 (online)

2014-2015 Minutes

2013-2014 Minutes

October 23, 2013

 February 27, 2014

2012-2013 Minutes 

 September 5, 2012

 October 12, 2012

2011-2012 Minutes

2010-2011 Minutes

2009-2010 Minutes

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