CUES Mapping Educational Challenges (MECha) Workshops

CUES Mapping Educational Challenges (MECha) workshops explore challenges in university education by bringing together cross-disciplinary experts on the workshop theme.

If you are interested in proposing a theme for a Mapping Educational Challenges Workshop, please contact Guada Lozano, Director for CUES, at  Please write MECha proposal in the email subject line.

MECha 2023

Teaching & Learning Assistants in the Classroom Across Disciplines 

April 21-22, 2023

This in person two-day workshop will bring together cross-disciplinary UArizona faculty to explore questions on the impact and value of undergraduate and graduate teaching/learning assistants (TAs/LAs) who support teaching and learning across the disciplines.

Organizing committee:  Deb Hughes Hallett, College of Science & Harvard Kennedy School; Amy Graham, College of Science; Joela Jacobs, College of Humanities

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MECha 2021

Civic Engagement & Service Learning (CE/SL) Across Disciplines 

June 2-3, 2021

This two-day workshop will explore novel questions expanding the scholarship on CE/SL in university education across disciplines.  Participants will discuss frameworks for maximizing impact of CE/SL work, mechanisms for course implementation, and further research. 

Organizing committee:  Colin Blakely, College of Fine Arts; Ana Cornide, College of Humanities; Carlos Gonzales, College of Medicine; Judy Marquez Kiyama, Faculty Affairs & College of Education

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MECha 2019

Quantitative Intuition (QI) Across Disciplines 

April 19-20, 2019

This two-day workshop will expand the scholarship of quantitative intuition (QI). Participants will explore and envision frameworks and curricula to deepen our understanding of QI and engage students in discipline specific QI.

Organizing committee:  Deb Hughes Hallett,  College of Science; Chris Griffin, College of Law; Hoshin Gupta, College of Science; Bonnie LaFleur, College of Public Health

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