Race and Science: Using a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Complex Issues

Arri Eisen, Ashley M Cimino-Mathews, Hugo Aparicio, Patricia Marsteller, Howard Kushner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Universities and colleges have a responsibility to help solve complex social problems. The article describes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the diverse strengths of a research and teaching institution to address issues in one such complex problem: race, science, and health. The authors' model involved a “feedback loop” among three different and simultaneous activities: two undergraduate courses, one in biology and one open to all first-year student, and a weekly seminar that included the professors teaching these two courses, other faculty from across the university, and undergraduate and graduate student representatives. The topic and logistical strategies are discussed in detail and the value and challenges of such an integrated multilevel approach are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalCollege Teaching
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

race problem
first-year student
Teaching
Social Problems
science
biology
university teacher
graduate
responsibility
university
health
Values
student

Keywords

  • collaborative teaching
  • interdisciplinary scholarship
  • race
  • science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Cite this

Race and Science : Using a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Complex Issues. / Eisen, Arri; Cimino-Mathews, Ashley M; Aparicio, Hugo; Marsteller, Patricia; Kushner, Howard.

In: College Teaching, Vol. 51, No. 2, 01.04.2003, p. 46-51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eisen, Arri ; Cimino-Mathews, Ashley M ; Aparicio, Hugo ; Marsteller, Patricia ; Kushner, Howard. / Race and Science : Using a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Complex Issues. In: College Teaching. 2003 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 46-51.
@article{4a796442462a47b88e8718dadc1b016f,
title = "Race and Science: Using a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Complex Issues",
abstract = "Universities and colleges have a responsibility to help solve complex social problems. The article describes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the diverse strengths of a research and teaching institution to address issues in one such complex problem: race, science, and health. The authors' model involved a “feedback loop” among three different and simultaneous activities: two undergraduate courses, one in biology and one open to all first-year student, and a weekly seminar that included the professors teaching these two courses, other faculty from across the university, and undergraduate and graduate student representatives. The topic and logistical strategies are discussed in detail and the value and challenges of such an integrated multilevel approach are explored.",
keywords = "collaborative teaching, interdisciplinary scholarship, race, science",
author = "Arri Eisen and Cimino-Mathews, {Ashley M} and Hugo Aparicio and Patricia Marsteller and Howard Kushner",
year = "2003",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/87567550309596411",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "51",
pages = "46--51",
journal = "College Teaching",
issn = "8756-7555",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Race and Science

T2 - Using a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Complex Issues

AU - Eisen, Arri

AU - Cimino-Mathews, Ashley M

AU - Aparicio, Hugo

AU - Marsteller, Patricia

AU - Kushner, Howard

PY - 2003/4/1

Y1 - 2003/4/1

N2 - Universities and colleges have a responsibility to help solve complex social problems. The article describes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the diverse strengths of a research and teaching institution to address issues in one such complex problem: race, science, and health. The authors' model involved a “feedback loop” among three different and simultaneous activities: two undergraduate courses, one in biology and one open to all first-year student, and a weekly seminar that included the professors teaching these two courses, other faculty from across the university, and undergraduate and graduate student representatives. The topic and logistical strategies are discussed in detail and the value and challenges of such an integrated multilevel approach are explored.

AB - Universities and colleges have a responsibility to help solve complex social problems. The article describes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the diverse strengths of a research and teaching institution to address issues in one such complex problem: race, science, and health. The authors' model involved a “feedback loop” among three different and simultaneous activities: two undergraduate courses, one in biology and one open to all first-year student, and a weekly seminar that included the professors teaching these two courses, other faculty from across the university, and undergraduate and graduate student representatives. The topic and logistical strategies are discussed in detail and the value and challenges of such an integrated multilevel approach are explored.

KW - collaborative teaching

KW - interdisciplinary scholarship

KW - race

KW - science

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85044670809&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85044670809&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/87567550309596411

DO - 10.1080/87567550309596411

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85044670809

VL - 51

SP - 46

EP - 51

JO - College Teaching

JF - College Teaching

SN - 8756-7555

IS - 2

ER -