I'm all for inter-disciplinary. I'm just against the "over-credentialization" and "academization" trend where we ask every student that study every subject under the sun to use an academic approach. A long time ago universities were mainly for law, classics, religion, etc. Now we let univs teach every thing under the sun but leave little room for the less academic types to excel in a profession without doing college first. I have seen nurses and teachers (not in the US) who were forced to go back to get their bachelors despite being exhausted to death and having a family to look after. Many of them have had years of experience, know their job inside out but were told you're nobody unless you have that piece of paper. So they write papers that are good enough to pass so they can get their diplomas. Their papers provide little insight and often not very readable. (I've read a lot of them for my freelance work; that's how I know.) I love diversity in professions--not just cultural diversity but educational diversity. Ideally most professions will have some people who have uni education, some with less education but have tons of expeience, and some with experience from abroad that can offer new ideas and different approaches to doing things. Right now, fine arts is one of the few areas where people without a degree have a shot. I only wish we could have different ways to accommodate different types of learners who aren't academically oriented.