Building and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Partnerships

(Roundtable)


Pedagogy & Professional / Interdisciplinary Humanities

Debra Bourdeau (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Beverly Wood (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

This session invites those who have experience in research, course development and/or teaching with partners from another discipline to share how to (and perhaps how not to!) build and sustain those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own roller coaster experiences co-leading Humanistic STEM, a major, highly interdisciplinary, project at their university and invite participants to share their own stories. Potential topics can include (but are certainly not limited to): gaining administrative buy-in, achieving an equitable division of labor, learning the “language” of other disciplines, and impacts on student learning.

This session invites those with experience in research, course development, and/or teaching with partners from another discipline to share how to (and perhaps how not to!) build and sustain those relationships. Potential topics can include (but are certainly not limited to): gaining administrative buy-in, achieving an equitable division of labor, learning the “language” of other disciplines, and impacts on student learning.