The title of this post does not refer to "lazy," but to "cross-boundary." A program created by Baylor to recognize outstanding teaching also came with a small monetary prize and the directive to "institutionalize the art of thinking." It had the effect of highlightng the many links between disciplines. Chronicle of Higher Education:

This past year, Baylor University created a program to reward some of its best teachers and challenge them to do something truly daring: teach their students how to think—not just how to think about course material, but rather how to think through the material. The idea is to help students learn how we, as practitioners of our disciplines, analyze, make meaning, understand, look at the world, and create....

The students were not the only beneficiaries; the faculty members themselves were led to unexpected places, including new collaborations with colleagues from across the university, new scholarly projects, and new ideas for interdisciplinary courses that focus on thinking and creativity. Moreover, they inspired other members of their departments and schools..

Read the success stories reported by the teachers here.

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