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Department of Interdisciplinary Technology records

Identifier: 09.DIT


The Department of Interdisciplinary Technology is part of the larger College of Technology at Eastern Michigan University. The Department of Interdisciplinary Technology records document the founding of the department, which began around 1982 to more recent documents. Administrative reports, publications, events, academic program brochures and posters, newspaper clippings and university press releases, an Outstanding Achievement certificate, memos and course descriptions are included. Press releases issued by the school (1982-2014) with the bulk falling between the 1980s - 1990s.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1982 - 1998


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Administrative History

The Department of Interdisciplinary Technology is an academic sub-unit within the College of Technology. Established in 1980, the College of Technology was founded with the intention of attracting talented students who were interested in the technology sector. The Department of Interdisciplinary Technology was one of four initial departments of the College. The first program within this academic sub-unit was the Polymers and Coatings major, started around 1982, a major drawing heavily from the natural sciences and advanced technology.

The nature of the department was rather diverse given its range of academic coverage, from science to administration. The department included programs such as Administrative Management, a pilot program between it and Washtenaw Community College; an academic minor Science and Technology, Fire Officer 1, Industrial Distribution, Construction Management, Communication Technology, Facilities Management, Aviation Management Technology and Energy Management Technology. The department offered majors, minors, undergraduate and graduate programs.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 archive box)

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Related Materials

For materials related to the larger College of Technology, see the College of Technology records [09.COT]:

Department of Interdisciplinary Technology records
Illich Perez
2018 May 14
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197