Support for Interdisciplinary Faculty

Professor speaks to his class in language lab, CAS
Professor Scott Hartley, wearing protective glasses, talks with students in the lab, CAS

For the past four decades, Miami University has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary activity in higher education. Beyond offering a host of interdisciplinary degree programs, minors and concentrations as well as featuring a range of interdisciplinary learning opportunities each year, the target goals in the new “Miami 2020” strategic plan relate well to the values of creativity, collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship, fluidity, discovery, and partnership that reside at the heart of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Miami University features a wide array of interdisciplinary opportunities, including:

  • degree programs and concentrations
  • research centers and institutes
  • integrative courses
  • clustered or linked courses
  • internships
  • service learning courses and experiences
  • living learning communities
  • travel study
  • cross-listed courses
  • joint faculty appointments
  • shared facilities
  • collaborative research and teaching projects. 

Because interdisciplinary faculty members sometimes face unique challenges, we have provided guidelines for supporting them at various stages in their career: