Creating Interdisciplinarity: Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching among College and University Faculty
Lisa R. Lattuca 2001 Vanderbilt University Press
This book explores the meaning of interdisciplinarity via interviews with faculty who are engaged in its practice. The author moves away from previous definitions based on the degrees of integration across disciplines and instead focuses on the nature of the inquiry behind the work. She organizes her findings around the processes through which faculty pursue interdisciplinarity, the contexts (institutional, departmental, and disciplinary) in which faculty are working, and the ways in which those contexts relate to and affect the interdisciplinary work.