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Information about transdisciplinarity and more: pedagogy, course and program development, general education, and research and scholarship. Check back for regular updates. If you have information you think might be posted here, please contact Rudy Garns (garns@nku.edu).

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The Heart of the Matter. The American Academy of Arts and Science. more...

:!: General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs): Designing Meaningful Pathways to Student Achievement. AAC&U Launches Initiatives to Advance Transformative Change in General Education and Student Learning.. more...

Degree Qualifications Profile by Cliff Adelman, Peter Ewell, Paul Gaston, Carol Geary Schneider. Lumina Foundation, NILOA (2014). A learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. more...

Fuel the Flame. The 2013-18 Strategic Plan for Northern Kentucky University. more...

Some Recurring Points, NKU

CINSAM Seminar Series – Spring 2014. TRANSDISCIPLINARITY IN ACTION! March 18, 3:30 GH 240. Mapping Honeysuckle Spatial Distribution by Using High-Resolution Remote Sensing Techniques - A Case Study in Middle Creek Watershed, Boone County, KY. more...

CINSAM Seminar Series – Spring 2014. TRANSDISCIPLINARITY IN ACTION! April 8, 3:30 GH 240. Project Hope: A transdisciplinary service learning and community engagement project. more...

The Degree Qualifications Profile: What It Is and Why We Need It Now by Natasha Jankowski, Pat Hutchings, Peter Ewell, Jillian Kinzie and George Kuh. Change. November-December 2013. more...

Joint appointments and MOUs. Making Interdisciplinarity Possible. by Elizabeth H. Simmons and Michael P. Nelson. IHE August 19, 2011. more...

“Special Issue: Understanding Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.” Holley, Karri A. ASHE Higher Education Report 35.2 (2009): 1-131. more...

Portfolio of Resources and Final Report from the Interdisciplinary Committee at the University of Denver. more...

A call to reinvent liberal arts education. Liz Coleman, TED Talk. “Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education — one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day.”more...

Transdisciplinarity at the Global Education Magazine. “Global Education Magazine aims to disseminate creative, innovative and transversal educational experiences and ideas from the formal ambit, non formal and informal, to break with the existing positivist and technocratic paradigms of the past that reduce our students in passive citizens and a-critical consumers, because we have as educational horizon the freedom and the emancipation of human beings in any case and corner of the world.” more...

Core Terms in Transdisciplinary Research by Pohl and Hirsch Hadorn. more...

Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (2004). Facilitating interdisciplinary research. National Academies. Washington: National Academy Press, p. 2. more...

Fruits, Salads, and Smoothies: A Working Definition of Interdisciplinarity. by Nissani, M. Journal of Educational Thought 29: 119-126 (1995). more...

Klein, J. T. (2008). Evaluation of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research: a literature review. American journal of preventive medicine, 35(2), S116-S123. more...

:!: It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success. 2013. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities and Hart Research Associates. more...

Future Work Skills 2020 by Fred Zimny at Future Work Skills2020 Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute. more...

Transdisciplinarity: Recommendations of the NKU task force on definitions and dashboard metrics – Bill Attenweiler, Jon Garon, Kevin Kirby, and Alar Lipping – as reviewed by the Deans’ Council on 12/12/13. more...

Resources for Interdisciplinary Studies by Julie Thompson Klein in Change Magazine, March/April 2006. more...

Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education—for individuals and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality. more...

Network for Transdisciplinary Research. more...

Binghamton makes a grant available for Inter/Transdisciplinary Courses. more...

Task Force on Interdisciplinary Programs at Fort Lewis College offers a definition of transdisciplinarity. more...

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Programs

Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. more...

Boise State College of Innovation and Design approved in 2014. more..

Beyond Collaboration By transcending disciplines, researchers bring powerful new insights to their work by Sherry Squire. Boise State University. more...

Transdisciplinary Research Initiative (TRI) at UVM. more...

College of Idaho. Gen Ed Through Minors By Colleen Flaherty. Inside Higher Education, January 21, 2014. more...

Transdisciplinary Visual Arts in the Wilkes Honors College at FAU, more...

Essays on General Education in Harvard College. Early on in the Curricular Review, then-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science William C. Kirby invited a number of faculty members to prepare essays focusing on the broad questions facing liberal education in hopes of sparking discussion of the intelligent goals of general education for the early part of the 21st century. The following essays were part of an effort for further collective deliberation by the Faculty before establishing the new program in general education. more...

The Harvard University 2007 Report of the Taskforce on General Education. “Our proposal is consistent with past general education programs at Harvard: it prescribes a set of requirements and calls for a set of extra-departmental courses, rather than advocates that students have free range across existing departmental offerings in the form of an open distribution system.” more...

Penn State University. A Report based on an Invitation from the President, the Provost and the Chair of the University Faculty Senate to Examine General Education - August 2012. more...

Portland State University. University Studies: The Secret Behind Our Students' Success. Our innovative, award-winning general education program teaches you how to learn. more...

Virginia Tech presents students with choice of three pathways. more...

Seeding, Supporting, and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Initiatives at the University of Washington: Findings, Recommendations, and Strategies. (2006) more...

Interdisciplinary Programs Academic Strategic Positioning Committee Summary Report. University of Denver (2011). more...

CSID at UNT conducts research into the theory and practice of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to knowledge. Interdisciplinary centers focused on a particular theme or problem are common; CSID is the first center devoted to developing a philosophy of interdisciplinarity. more...

ASU Institute for Humanities Research. Generating and supporting transformative, transdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged humanities scholarship. more...

Interdisciplinary General Education at Cal Poly Pomona. more...

University of California at Santa Cruz: New general education requirements emphasize bold interdisciplinary themes, global engagement (2009). more...

The PEAK program at the College of Idaho. Gen Ed Through Minors. more...

Cluster courses at Boston University. more...

Faculty Clusters: The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. more...

Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at UCSB is a transdisciplinary graduate program that fuses emergent media, computer science, engineering, electronic music and digital art research, practice, production, and theory. more...

The UW Milwaulkee Center for 21st Century Studies: The Center leads the way in imagining, defining, and creating the developing field of 21st century studies, focusing on the intersection of the humanities, arts, and sciences (social and natural) with issues of compelling concern. more...

At UNC Wilmington: A Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster is a trio of thematically-related courses from University Studies and departmental majors that allows students to investigate a common theme through multiple disciplinary lenses. more...

The College of Transdisciplinarity at Woodbury University prepares students to enter a world of rapid change in which they will have to remake themselves several times during their working lives. more...

The Transdisciplinary Research Academy at Texas Tech is designed to bring people with diverse interests together to explore questions that have a global impact and intersect with the strategic research themes established by the university. more...

SUNY Buffalo Communities of Excellence. more...

Seven teams of multidisciplinary researchers from across SUNY Buffalo have advanced to the next stage of the selection process for UB’s Communities of Excellence. more...

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Literature

General Education Reform: Advice from the Trenched. LaSalle University. more...

Mirabella, R. M., & Balkun, M. M. Core Curriculum: Advice for Avoiding the Pitfalls and Building Consensus for Change. more...

Awbrey, S., & Awbrey, J. (2001). Conceptual barriers to creating integrative universities. Organization, 8(2), 269-284. more...

Awbrey, S. M. (2005). General education reform as organizational change: The importance of integrating cultural and structural change. The Journal of General Education, 54(1), 1-21. more...

:!: Revising General Education–and Avoiding the Potholes. AAC&U. more...

Gaff, J. G. (1980). Avoiding the Potholes: Strategies for Reforming General Education. Educational Record, 61(4), 50-59. more...

:!: Klein, J. T. (1993). Blurring, cracking, and crossing: Permeation and the fracturing of discipline. Knowledges: Historical and critical studies in disciplinarity, 185-211. more...

Klein, J. T. (2009). Creating interdisciplinary campus cultures: A model for strength and sustainability. John Wiley & Sons. more...

Hachtmann, F. (2012). The Process of General Education Reform from a Faculty Perspective: A Grounded Theory Approach. JGE: The Journal Of General Education, 61(1), 16-38. more...

Klein J.T. (2014). Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity: Keyword Meanings for Collaboration Science and Translational Medicine. J Transl Med Epidemiol 2(2): 1024. more...

Nicolescu, B. (2006). Transdisciplinarity: past, present and future. In CONGRESSO MUNDIAL DE. more...

Frodeman, R., Klein, J. T., & Mitcham, C. (2010). The Oxford handbook of interdisciplinarity. more..

Hyun, E. (2011). Transdisciplinary higher education curriculum: a complicated cultural artifact. Research in Higher Education Journal, 11(1), 1-19. Chicago more...

Klein, J. T. (1996). Crossing boundaries: Knowledge, disciplinarities, and interdisciplinarities. University of Virginia Press. more...

:!: Schneider, C. G. (2010). President's Message. General Education 1.0: An Efficiency Overhaul for the Cold War Curriculum. Liberal Education, 96(4). more...

Park, J. Y., & Son, J. B. (2010). Transitioning toward transdisciplinary learning in a multidisciplinary environment. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 6(1), 82-93. more...

McGregor, S. L. T. (2014). Transdisciplinarity and Conceptual Change. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, 70:3-4, 200-232. more...

Klein, J. T. (Ed.). (2001). Transdisciplinarity: joint problem solving among science, technology, and society: an effective way for managing complexity. Springer Science & Business Media. more...

Fuess Jr., S. M., & Mitchell, N. D. (2011). General Education Reform: Opportunities for Institutional Alignment. JGE: The Journal Of General Education, 60(1), 1-15. more...

Thompson, K. J.(2013). The Transdisciplinary Moment(um). Integral Review, June, 9(2), 189-199. more...

Klein, J. T. (2005). Humanities, culture, and interdisciplinarity: The changing American academy. SUNY Press. more...

Klein, J. T. (2004). Prospects for transdisciplinarity. Futures, 36(4), 515-526. more...

Lawrence, R. J., & Després, C. (2004). Futures of transdisciplinarity. Futures, 36(4), 397-405. more...

Kreps, G. L., & Maibach, E. W. (2008). Transdisciplinary science: The nexus between communication and public health. Journal of Communication, 58(4), 732-748. more...

Evans, K. and Maline, R. (2012). Breaking Down the Silos: Curriculum Development as a tool for Crossing Disciplines in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts and Humanities. Found online. more...

Colless, E. (2011). Transdisciplinary Aesthetics: An Occultation and Occultism. Accessed February 2015. more...

Gieryn, T. F. (1983). Boundary-work and the demarcation of science from non-science: Strains and interests in professional ideologies of scientists. American sociological review, 781-795. more...

Cohen, E. B., & Lloyd, S. J. (2014). Disciplinary Evolution and the Rise of the Transdiscipline. more...

Publications for the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). more...

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