Interdisciplinary Node Model
Borrowing inspiration from technology and its nomenclature, we will adopt a “Hub–Node” model that is anchored by an established central location and will be connected to contributing satellite locations (nodes) present in each school.
The School of Business serves as the hub in this model that houses a bevy of resources including:
Marketing Insights & Behavioral Research Lab
People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Sales Simulation Lab
Financial Technology Center
The nodes live in the other schools across our campuses. For example, the Maker Space in the School of Computing and Engineering is equipped for the ideation, design and creation of prototypes. Likewise, The Agency in the School of Communications is a full-service, student-run firm that serves the creative needs of real-world clients. Its interdisciplinary work is a model for many other schools. In North Haven, the Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education is another example of our students and faculty working with community partners from a satellite location — a node — to develop best practices for evidence-based, coordinated and patient-centered health care.