What is required of faculty team-teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum?

Ideally, each faculty member learns from each his or her partner’s discipline, and from each others "way of knowing." More importantly, each has the opportunity to revisit and reexamine what they know, and what they don’t know.

In a classroom setting, each faculty member has the opportunity to examine his or her assumptions about the nature of reality, and "... the societal problems to which a university addresses itself." This can be a humbling experience. Academics rarely agree on everything (anything?), and students have the opportunity to entertain complexity, and to model the thinking and rhetoric of opposing views.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012