Multidisciplinary Applied Collaborative (MAC)

Definition: A MAC is an entity formed by a group of faculty/staff/students representing different fields of expertise to address a current issue/problem resulting in practical applications

Operating guidelines:

  • MAC members span a variety of multidisciplinary fields that contribute to finding solutions for the defined area of the MAC
  • All MAC members (regardless of rank, area of expertise etc) contribute to its success; there is no defined hierarchy
  • Funding is obtained by MAC members and does not rely on College or University funds
  • Innovation is key to moving the MAC forward towards accomplishing its goals
  • By definition, a MAC has varied stakeholders that includes industry, government, consumers etc
  • A MAC will exist as long as its members desire it to and obtain funding to support it.

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