Report calls for support of inter-disciplinary programs and research

Saying they believe the university should create a set of structures, policies, and practices that facilitate and encourage inter-disciplinary programs and research, members of a review committee have issued a series of recommendations for discussion by Senate at its November meeting.

They include:

  • Formally establish institutional leadership and academic responsibility
  • Create a budgetary model to support program development and resource sharing
  • Augment inter-disciplinary program stability and faculty development
  • Enhance inter-disciplinary research opportunities

Provost Leo Groarke invites comment on the report and its recommendations at

The report is available for review on the provost’s Web site.


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