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Collaborating Across Boundaries (CAB) to Solve Complex Problems – A Panel Discussion

Event: Annual Barbara Meyers Pelson Lecture Series

Collaborating Across Boundaries (CAB) to Solve Complex Problems – A Panel Discussion

Date / Time: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Virtually on Zoom.

Opening Remarks: Dr. Kathryn A. Foster, President, The College of New Jersey

Moderator: Dr. Monisha Pulimood, Barbara Meyers Pelson Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement
Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science
Marla Perez-Lugo, PhD, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, and Hubert Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at Macalester College
Raja Schaar, MAAE, IDSA, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Product Design at Drexel University
John Leonard, D.M., Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at TCNJ, CAB Faculty
Dr. Marla L. Jaksch, Professor, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at TCNJ, CAB Faculty


The Collaborating Across Boundaries (CAB) model is predicated on the idea that interdisciplinary collaboration emphasizes problem-solving in a gender-neutral, culturally and ethnically diverse community, and provides an engaging learning environment in which students solve real problems as a collaborative community with their peers from other disciplines, and a community partner. This year’s event features a panel discussion with non-TCNJ and TCNJ faculty members involved in such collaborations, with the intent of sharing more broadly with the TCNJ community, different types of cross-disciplinary collaborative experiences, benefits to students, rewards for faculty, and challenges that may arise. We will also share information about how you can get involved, and the kinds of support that are available at TCNJ for faculty who would like to offer collaborative courses in the CAB model.

The slides used during the event can be accessed here.

A video recording of the event can be accessed on YouTube at