This article describes a program dedicated to the improvement of graduate plant physiology education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) through the development of a Universiry-wide graduate curriculum. Strategies used in the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum have included: (1) determination of the need for the curriculum, (2) establishment of an administrative committee composed of faculty, (3) initiation of core courses in plant metabolism oriented toward plant physiology and other plant science majors, (4) development of an interdisciplinary graduate seminar and (5) publication of a brochure concerning the faculty, research programs. and course offerings. Development of the curriculum is being stimulated by conducting a workshop on interdisciplinary graduate plant physiology April 7 and 8, 1983 in Blacksburg, VA.
graduate, plant physiology, interdisciplines