ERIC Number: EJ863068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Interdisciplinary Strategies as Transformative Change in Higher Education
Holley, Karri A.
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n5 p331-344 Dec 2009
Using data collected through case studies of 21 research universities in the United States, I reviewed the efforts institutions are undertaking to meet the growing demand for interdisciplinary knowledge. I adopted the framework of transformative change, where change occurs over time and brings important shifts in the way an institution views itself. Findings indicated that implementing interdisciplinary initiatives is accomplished not only through changes in how institutional work is organized and the facilities in which the work is carried out, but also through concurrent shifts in the institutional culture related to interdisciplinary endeavors.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Change, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Guidelines, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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