Embracing CSPP throughout university courses is an effective way to foster critical thinking and intellectual inquiry among students, while honing applied research skills in particular areas of interest. Applying materials in the classroom to real-life situations creates a multi-dimensional approach to problem solving, which benefits professors, students, and communities. Faculty involvement with CSPP functions in an opt-in model. In collaboration with the CSPP committee and the selected partner, projects will be matched with faculty and subsequent courses based upon the most suitable fit. Professors who integrate CSPP into their courses will determine the form of the final product. Such products may include, but are not limited to, a written report, a presentation, or a design model, for example. Faculty that participate in CSPP-type programs also tend to have increased opportunities for research collaborations across disciplines.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Lillie Wichinsky at lwichinsky@usf.edu.