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Earlham College - Keck Multidisciplinary research and curriculum initiative
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Facilitated by:
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AOur project was facilitated by:
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*1.  regular and established multidisciplinary meetings/communication (SciFri, SciDiv)
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*2.  project of local interest and interest to students
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*3.  project intentionally chosen to be as multidisciplinary as possible (chose project that fits multidisciplinary rather than choosing project and then altering it to make it multidisciplinary)
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Common barriers:
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1.  regular and established multidisciplinary meetings/communication (SciFri, SciDiv)
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*1.  time
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*2.  staffing limitations at small schools
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*3.  disciplines sometimes speak different "languages"
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*4.  students often like to compartmentalize their education
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How to overcome
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2a project of local interest and interest to students
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*1face to face meetings and lots of communication
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*2.  creativity and adaptability
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*3.  common presentation material or guest presentations
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3.  a project intentionally chosen to be as multidisciplinary as possible
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Assessment
 
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*1.  External evaluation - onsite visits
 
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*2.  Internal surveys
 
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*3.  personal reflections of faculty
 
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*4.  exam questions (criterion referenced assessment)
 
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Sustainability
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B.  Common barriers which we experienced:
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*1.  Course module vs. separate course
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*2.  Service learning - outside course or built into course
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1.  time
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2.  staffing limitations at small schools
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3.  disciplines sometimes speak different "languages"
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4.  students often like to compartmentalize their education
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C. How we tried to overcome the barriers
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1.  face to face meetings and lots of communication
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2.  creativity and adaptability of faculty
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3.  common presentation material or guest presentations of material for courses
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D.  Assessment
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1.  External evaluation - onsite visits
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2.  Internal surveys
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3.  personal reflections of faculty
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4.  Exam questions (criterion referenced assessment)
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E.  Sustainability
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1.  Course module vs. separate course
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2.  Service learning - outside course or built into course

Revision as of 01:52, 20 July 2009

Earlham College - Keck Multidisciplinary research and curriculum initiative

A. Our project was facilitated by:

1. regular and established multidisciplinary meetings/communication (SciFri, SciDiv)

2. a project of local interest and interest to students

3. a project intentionally chosen to be as multidisciplinary as possible


B. Common barriers which we experienced:

1. time

2. staffing limitations at small schools

3. disciplines sometimes speak different "languages"

4. students often like to compartmentalize their education


C. How we tried to overcome the barriers

1. face to face meetings and lots of communication

2. creativity and adaptability of faculty

3. common presentation material or guest presentations of material for courses


D. Assessment

1. External evaluation - onsite visits

2. Internal surveys

3. personal reflections of faculty

4. Exam questions (criterion referenced assessment)


E. Sustainability

1. Course module vs. separate course

2. Service learning - outside course or built into course

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