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ERIC Number: ED149665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Interdisiplinary Explorations in the South. Regional Spotlight, Vol. XI No. 2, December 1976.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
The role of interdisciplinarity, recognized as the nucleus formed by the fusion of separate specialties toward a particular objective, in southern institutions of higher education is explained in this bulletin. Reorganization of traditional departments, such as that at Davis and Elkins College, is examined. Integrated Studies divisions are described along with special curricula, the tailor-made degree, and instituional innovations at several universities. Professional self-renewal is addressed as a parallel development. Five levels of disciplinarity--disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, pluridisciplinarity, and transdisciplinarity--are identified. Consideration is given to the overall mission of the university to society and to the significance that interdisciplinary approaches offer. Also included in this bulletin is news from several institutions in the region. (LBH)
Descriptors: College Role, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Departments, Educational Assessment, Global Approach, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Social Responsibility
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.