Center for Faculty Innovation

Creating an Interdisciplinary Textbook (Scholarly Talk)

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:  Rose Library room 5211; a light lunch will be provided.

Engineering Applications in Sustainable Design and Development is an award-winning textbook written by three JMU faculty from different disciplines. Authors will discuss the sustainability themes in their textbook and the interdisciplinary process of publishing the textbook itself--from writing a book proposal to researching a market for the textbook to moving through the editorial process. During the scholarly talk, authors will review evidenced-based teaching practices such as active learning and case study methods that they incorporated into their textbook. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Ascertaining the scope and sequence of writing a textbook about sustainability, and
  • Examining how to present case studies and active learning exercises for publication. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes: 

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education, 
  • Advancing scholarly skills, and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes: 

  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning), and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching.


Adebayo “Bayo” Ogundipe, Ph. D., Engineering

Maria Papadakis, Ph. D., Integrated Science and Technology

Brad Striebig, Ph. D., Engineering 

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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