Building and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Partnerships (NeMLA 2021 Roundtable)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Debra Bourdeau / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
contact email: 

This session invites those who have experience in research, course development and/or teaching with partners from another discipline to share how to (and perhaps how not to!) build and sustain those relationships. We are interested in hearing about triumphs as well as learning from less successful attempts. The organizers (a mathematician and a humanist) will discuss their own roller coaster experiences co-leading Humanistic STEM, a major, highly interdisciplinary, project at their university and invite participants to share their own stories. Potential topics can include (but are certainly not limited to): gaining administrative buy-in, achieving an equitable division of labor, learning the “language” of other disciplines, and impacts on student learning.


Roundtable sessions include 3-10 participants who give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes), and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience.


The neMLA conference will occur in Philadelphia from March 11-14 2021. Submit here: