Faculty

Welcome to the BU Cross-College Challenge (XCC)! As the Hub’s signature interdisciplinary, project-driven, team-based course, XCC is open to all full-time BU faculty. Each XCC course offering is co-led by two faculty members from different disciplines who model interdisciplinary collaboration and guide student team projects that address a real-world problem, a significant challenge or opportunity, or an enduring human question. Faculty supervise the teams and ensure the four Hub area learning outcomes are met as they are integrated throughout the project and course experiences. The four Hub units include:

  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • Research and Information Literacy
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

    XCC Contacts

    Sandra Deacon Carr
    sdeacon@bu.edu
    Faculty Director, Cross-College Challenge (XCC)

    Phillip Jacob
    pjacob@bu.edu
    Manager, Cross-College Challenge (XCC)

    2021-2022 XCC Faculty Steering Committee

    Andy Andres (Hub Faculty Fellow for XCC)
    landres@bu.edu
    CGS Division of Natural Sciences

    Lynn O’Brien Hallstein (chair)
    lhallst@bu.edu
    CGS Division of Rhetoric

    Gavin Benke
    gbenke@bu.edu
    CAS Writing Program

    Seth Blumenthal
    sblument@bu.edu
    CAS Writing Program

    James Grady
    jjgrady@bu.edu
    CAS Graphic Design

    Kim Shuckra
    kmsbarth@bu.edu
    CAS Writing Program

    Stacy Scott
    drsls@bu.edu
    WED Educational Leadership & Policy Studies