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.