Uncertain Paths for Interdisciplinary Programs and Their Faculties: Critical Stakes to Claim
Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
The following response to Henry (2005a) identifies other recent and current challenges to undergraduate interdisciplinary studies programs and their faculties. These challenges can include their administrative and physical locations within the University as well as certain trends associated with the market-driven corporate university, such as the devaluation of teaching faculty. Szostak's (2006) question, "Whither interdisciplinary studies?" is considered in light of current developments in the humanities, as evidenced by recent issues of the Modern Language Association's publication focusing on professional concerns, Profession. I conclude by suggesting that undergraduate IDS programs must establish their own spaces and territories as well as publish more widely-read, influential books about interdisciplinarity.
Augsburg, Tanya. "Uncertain paths for interdisciplinary studies programs and their faculties." Issues in Integrative Studies 24 (2006): 150-158.