ERIC Number: ED430437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Mapping Interdisciplinary Studies. The Academy in Transition.
Klein, Julie Thompson
This discussion paper examines the trend toward increased interdisciplinarity in the academy. Part 1 provides an overview of current trends, with emphasis on three areas: disciplinary change, interdisciplinary fields, and general education. It addresses the question of why interdisiciplinarity is taking hold in the academy today. Part 2 presents ideas on integrating curriculum, integrative processes and pedagogies, assessment, faculty development, institutional change, and support strategies. It considers ways in which local campuses can respond to these trends. Also included is a statement on liberal learning by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and a list of the organization's current priorities.(Contains 30 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Educational Trends, General Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: For the prior report, see ED 416 871. "Second in a series of discussion papers for faculty members and academic leaders."