The college meets the increasing need from students to customize their academic journey and align their education with careers of the future. Leveraging strong industry and community partnerships, CECS helps students learn relevant workforce skills and gain hands-on experiences through opportunities such as internships, interdisciplinary research, collaborative team projects, and community engagement for course credit.
CECS engages and partners with the entire campus to offer new courses, minors, certificates, and majors that bring together faculty from multiple disciplines and students from all backgrounds.
Customization and Collaboration
CECS serves as a catalyst for customizable degrees offered both in person and online. It provides a gathering place for faculty from different disciplines to collaborate on innovative research and teaching strategies. It offers non-conventional educational experiences to students. It removes barriers and simplifies cross-disciplinary collaboration in developing new courses and curricula to meet workforce needs.
CECS provides faculty with a place where they can propose and implement innovative ideas, students a place where they can combine programs in interesting ways, and industry a place where UT can rapidly provide solutions for emerging workforce needs.
CECS is also an incubator for the creation of new, customizable, and stackable degrees. By being a central point of contact, CECS provides connections among cohesive ideas and topics across campus, cultivates and expedites collaborations on strategic topics, and provides resources to incentivize the rapid launch of programs.
The College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies (CECS) in partnership with the Office of Innovative Technologies, High Performance & Scientific...