Santa Rosa Island Research Station Trip

You are invited to visit CSUCI's Santa Rosa Island Research Station on May 23, 2022

The Center for Integrative Studies, with support from the HIPEE (High Impact Practices Experiential Education) Unit, is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Integrative (Restorative!) Faculty Retreat day-trip to Santa Rosa Island.

DATE: May 23, 2022; All-Day excursion
After another year of covid-induced adjustment, re-adjustment (etc), CIS invites faculty from all ranks, disciplines, and divisions across campus to come together at the Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS) to reflect on the past year and on opportunities for growth, development, and inspiration for the coming year -- as well as on opportunities for interdisciplinarity and integrating the SRIRS into their courses. We will host several optional short hikes and other activities, as well as an overview of the station’s role and resources.

To reserve your spot today - FILL OUT THIS FORM

Santa Rosa Island, distance view of people hikingCongratulation to Spring Minigrant Recipients

Jessica Hasson, Lecturer  (University Experience)
"The Science of Well-Being: Cutting Edge Strategies" 
Awarded $1,000
Carolee Hurtado, Assistant Professor (Education)
"Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) STaR (Service, Teaching & Research Program) Fellow
Awarded $800
Christina Smith, Program Chair (Communication) & Sunghee Nam, Program Chair (Sociology)
"Chumash Lifeways" Living Learning Course development
Awarded $800
Lance Nolde, Lecturer (History)
Digitization & transliteration project
Awarded $800

Congratulations to Fall Minigrant Recipients

Theresa Avila, Instructional Faculty (Art Program)
"Plotting Counter Tactics to Erasive Strategies of Manifest Destiny within U.S. National Parks and Landscapes"
Awarded $980
Raquel Baker, Assistant Professor (English Program)
"Disappearing West Oakland"
Awarded $1,000
José Castro-Sotomayor, Assistant Professor (Communication Program)
"CI Teach-In Climate"
Awarded $510
Thomas Clobes, Lecturer (Health Science Program)
"Interested and concerns regarding medical marijuana among patients with chronic pain"
Awarded $1,000
Rachel Soper, Assistant Professor (Sociology Program)
"Farmworker Food Insecurity 2012-2022"
Awarded $1,000



Call for Proposals for AY 2021 - 2022

The CIS has money - APPLY TODAY

Announcement (PDF, 124KB)

Attention Faculty: Do you need money for something you are working on or
thinking about? Microphones to record beavers underwater? Attend that
cool-sounding interdisciplinary conference (with or without students)? A
speaking gig in Florence? The Center for Integrative Studies has funding
available — you need only ask!*
beaver underwater with a microphone
We invite faculty seeking support for their integrative or interdisciplinary
activities to submit a request for up to $1000 of funding. Any activities are eligible
(scholarly or creative projects, teaching, campus events) and any stage of
development is welcome (explore, research, present, publish). We will evaluate
requests based on the following criteria.
  • Centrality of interdisciplinary or integrative perspectives
  • Connection to faculty’s career development (RSCA or teaching)
  • Ability for project, or funded element, to be completed in AY21–22
  • If total project cost is more than $1000, presence of co-financing
  • Clarity of description of proposed need/activity

To apply, complete the short questionnaire

CIS may contact you for additional information; awards recipients will be required to provide a brief report at the end of the funding period.

Deadline: October 15 (but we’ll review requests until the money is gone!)
Questions? Email

* all real examples of activities the CIS has previously funded

Call for Proposals for Arts Under The Stars 2022

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