Problems we face today are of such complexity that they require interdisciplinary solutions. UMBC is ideally positioned to be at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, analysis, and learning nationally. Provost Philip Rous established the IAAC in 2015 to increase the visibility of ongoing interdisciplinary activities on campus and to support the development of new and innovative interdisciplinary work at UMBC. The committee meets twice a semester and supports a number of programs, such as the Interdisciplinary CoLab. You can follow the committee’s work by joining our UMBC group.


UMBC was established upon the land of the Piscataway Conoy and Susquehannock peoples. Over time, citizens of many more Indigenous nations have come to reside in this region. We humbly offer our respects to all past, present, and future Indigenous people connected to this place.

Please visit here for more information on the purpose of land acknowledgment.