Interdisciplinary Conference

University of South Carolina Beaufort’s 2nd Annual Virtual Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

2022 Call for Papers
Theme: Blurred Lines: Breaking Barriers Between Higher Education & the “Real” World

For the second annual IDST Virtual Conference, we want to work at the ways that higher education informs, explores, invites, and hides routes to the “real world” beyond the boundaries of academia. We invite papers, roundtable ideas and presentations that push against the walls that separate college life - and work - and what students experience in life outside the confines of academia. Many undergraduate and graduate students work outside of school and/or off campus - how do these experiences contribute, rebut, or enforce their collegiate experiences? Furthermore, many students take internship courses that involve them in their larger university or disciplinary communities - how do these experiences shape their experience in and outside higher education? How do students design “degrees that work”?

As part of this conference theme we seek to:

  • Invite sharing of how experiential learning experiences shaped undergraduate collegiate experiences
  • Focus on the ways students can and are encouraged to craft their own courses of study and/or degrees with real world applications in mind
  • Examine how experiential and outer-university learning fosters collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and their communities
  • Explore the additional depth and necessary perspective that military, transfer, student athletes, and non-traditional students bring to a higher education institution
  • Encourage and recognize pedagogy that reinforces experience and real-world objectives and outcomes

Submit Abstracts

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We ask for a small registration fee of $35 for faculty registrants.

The submission and registration deadlines are forthcoming. We ask that everyone register online, but fees are waived for undergraduate and graduate students. International participants may apply for up to 5 free registrations per institution. 

View Video of 2021's Keynote Speakers Below!

Dr. Vernon Burton
Dr. Gloria Holmes