Collaborative Development and Delivery of an Interdisciplinary Course

  • Allison White Ohio University
  • Charman L. Miller Ohio University


The development of an interdisciplinary course is a process derived from a unique educational or workplace need. The course can create a logical link between two or more programs with a career-based outcome that is invaluable to the graduate seeking employment. The process of creating, delivering, and revising an interdisciplinary course for nursing, healthcare administration and office technology majors is described in this manuscript. Important components of interdisciplinary course development and the highly technical, collaborative teaching environment are explained along with students perceptions and recommendations which provide the basis for refinement.

Author Biographies

Allison White, Ohio University

Professor White (M. Ed) is a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at Ohio University and coordinator of the Office Technology A.A.B. program. She teaches across the curriculum of the associate degree. Her research interests include: teaching with technology, interdisciplinary opportunities, and matching curriculum with student outcomes in todays job market.

Charman L. Miller, Ohio University

Professor Miller is a tenured faculty member at Ohio University School of Nursing as well as a board-certified nurse practitioner. She teaches across the curriculum in the associate degree nursing and RN to BSN completion programs. Her research interests include: Innovative teaching strategies and gerontological nursing innovations.



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How to Cite
WHITE, Allison; MILLER, Charman L.. Collaborative Development and Delivery of an Interdisciplinary Course. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, may 2015. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2021.


Interdisciplinary, course development, office administration, technology, nursing, healthcare, collaboration