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Holley, Karri A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Threshold concepts have been widely utilized to understand learning in academic disciplines and student experiences in a disciplinary curriculum. This study considered how threshold concepts might operate within an interdisciplinary setting. Data were collected through interviews with 40 doctoral students enrolled in an interdisciplinary program…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Fundamental Concepts, Neurosciences, Case Studies
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Settles, Isis H.; Brassel, Sheila T.; Montgomery, Georgina M.; Elliott, Kevin C.; Soranno, Patricia A.; Cheruvelil, Kendra Spence – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
As scientific teams in academia have become increasingly large, interdisciplinary, and diverse, more attention has been paid to honorary authorship (i.e., giving authorship to those not making a significant contribution). Our study examined whether honorary authorship occurs because of the desire to include all or many team members. Interviews…
Descriptors: Authors, Faculty Publishing, Interviews, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lattuca, Lisa R.; Knight, David; Seifert, Tricia A.; Reason, Robert D.; Liu, Qin – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
We investigated how learning outcomes of students majoring in interdisciplinary fields differ from those of students in discipline-based majors. We found that students in interdisciplinary majors report less change in Critical Thinking and Need For Cognition than their peers in disciplinary majors, but no difference in change in Positive Attitude…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Ryan, Cathal; Bergin, Michael; Titze, Sylvia; Ruf, Wolfgang; Kunz, Stefan; Mazza, Riccardo; Chalder, Trudie; Windgassen, Sula; Miner, Dianne Cooney; Wells, John S. G. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
There has been significant growth recently in online learning and joint programmes of education involving collaborative partnerships between and among higher education institutions in different jurisdictions. Utilising an interdisciplinary team model (Care and Scanlan 2001), we describe in this article the process of collaboration among four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Improvement
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Shandas, Vivek; Brown, Stephan Edward – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Interdisciplinarity is heralded as a relatively new educational and research paradigm that can effectively address complex problems at disciplinary boundaries. Yet little is known about the extent to which interdisciplinarity has penetrated higher education, nor about how students and program administrators view its usefulness. Through a case…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Administrators, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Knight, David B.; Lattuca, Lisa R.; Kimball, Ezekiel W.; Reason, Robert D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Though the number of interdisciplinary undergraduate programs has increased rapidly over the past several decades, little empirical research has characterized such programs. In this article we report on our investigation of the characteristics of interdisciplinary programs and develop typologies to describe the multiple ways in which such programs…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Study, Multivariate Analysis, College Curriculum
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McFadden, Kathleen L.; Chen, Shi-Jie; Munroe, Donna J.; Naftzger, Jay R.; Selinger, Evan M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
In response to a growing movement within higher education to provide interdisciplinary educational programs, this study describes the creation of an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in healthcare policy and management. Building on prior research, we surveyed healthcare executives to examine their perceptions about the need for such a…
Descriptors: Expertise, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Study, Educational Certificates
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Hart, Jeni; Mars, Matthew M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Interdisciplinary work within higher education has increased significantly over past decades (Amey 2004; Creamer and Lattuca 2005). However, the professional implications of interdisciplinary research and instruction for the faculty members who engage in such academic work remain unclear. This study of science educators who hold appointments in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Teachers, Influences
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Thomas, Elizabeth; Gillespie, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 2008
Scholars in teaching and learning value student research and program assessment as strategies to promote excellence in undergraduate education. Yet, in practice, each can be complex and difficult to sustain. This case study demonstrates how undergraduate research, mentoring of junior faculty, and assessment can be integrated in ways that enrich…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Twale, Darla J.; Schaller, Molly A.; Hunley, Sawyer A.; Polanski, Patricia J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2002
Examined part-time students' perceptions of collaborative community in a graduate, multidisciplinary education department with courses offered on multiple campuses. Found that perceptions of community are synonymous with friendship, involvement, cohesion, communication, and trust. These feelings were affected more by campus location, program area,…
Descriptors: Community, Cooperation, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Klassen, Peter T. – Innovative Higher Education, 1983
Adult students in an interdisciplinary, experiential weekend social science course showed significant increases on 11 Personal Orientation Inventory subscales and the Walton-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, with no sex differences found. This supports experiential learning as effective in the continuation and reinforcement of the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning, Higher Education