Conference on Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
Sunday May 13 to Wednesday May 16, 2012
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, Michigan
Welcome to the CITL website! We invite you to fill out a registration form for this conference on college-level interdisciplinary teaching and learning or to browse the resources available here.
The event is being organized by Michigan State University's Lyman Briggs College (a residential undergraduate college devoted to studying the natural sciences in their historical, philosophical, and social context.)
Twenty major scholars and practitioners from across the nation have been invited to share their insights and provoke discussion about key issues in interdisciplinary teaching and learning. This conference will offer a unique opportunity for interaction and idea-sharing among those interested in interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
Themes for the Five Plenary Sessions and Workshops
- The Roles of Disciplines in Interdisciplinary Curricula
- The Contributions of Specific Pedagogies to Interdisciplinary Learning
- Global Engagement in Inerdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
- Assessing Interdisciplinary Curricular/Learning Outcomes
- Meeting Administrative and Institutional Challenges
Each session will begin with a Plenary Speaker and Expert Panel and will end with an interactive workshop, where conference participants will discuss pressing questions raised earlier in the session.
Intended Outcomes for Conference Participants
- Facilitate ongoing discussions between leading scholars and practitioners of interdisciplinary teaching and learning
- Promote the integration of scholarship and practice regarding interdisciplinary teaching and learning
- Foster communication to help us all expand our networks for engagement, outreach, and service learning
Intended Outcomes for the Broader Academic Community
- Disseminate innovation by sharing existing and identifying new solutions to the curricular, administrative, and logistical challenges of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
- Create products that integrate scholarship and practice in service of promoting interdisciplinary teaching and learning:
(1) white paper by conference working group posted on the conference website
(2) edited special issue of SoTL journal