Strategies and Challenges in Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Courses

26 February 2010 (Friday) 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue: DLB 702, 7/F, David C Lam Building, Shaw Campus


This workshop will look at the challenges of interdisciplinary team-taught courses andoffer specific strategies for teaching these courses successfully. Topics to beaddressed include designing a syllabus that balances structure and flexibility, thedifference between interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches, managingdiscussions and tutorials between two instructors, and dealing with student concernsabout fairness and clarity in grading when they being evaluated by two instructors.This workshop will be followed by question and answer session to address specificconcerns of the audience. Both presenters have experience in designing, teaching, andreviewing team-taught courses in a variety of disciplines. This workshop is suitablefor staff who are planning team-taught courses or those merely considering it.

Speakers Biography

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D.,
University of Washington,

Dr. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Director of University Studies and Programs,Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington at Bothell. He has aPhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emery U in Atlanta. He heads a uniqueacademic program for all first-year students emphasizing learning communities andcampus-community partnerships at the new UW-Bothell campus north of Seattle.


David A. Campion, Ph.D.