Interdisciplinary Programs and Collaborations Task Force was created on 1/14/2014.
This task force will consider the following questions:
- What constitutes interdisciplinary programs, teaching, and research?
- How should current interdisciplinary programs be managed, and what structure will provide the most flexibility for new interdisciplinary initiatives to emerge?
- Where should programs be located?
- What budgetary needs are associated with interdisciplinary programs and where should budgets reside?
- How can interdisciplinarity be encouraged among faculty and disciplinary units
- How will interdisciplinary teaching, research, and program building be evaluated in tenure and promotion processes?
- How should interdisciplinary work be counted in faculty load?
Final recommendations due to the Provost by May 6, 2014.
Task Force Members
- Sarah Beth Estes (Sociology/Anthropology – Social Sciences and Communications) â€“ Chair
- Andrew Wright (Systems Engineering â€“ Engineering and Information Technology)
- Mark Funk (Department Chair of Marketing and Economic and Finance – Business)
- Mike Craw (Institute of Government â€“ Social Sciences and Communication)
- Clea Bunch (Historyâ€“ Arts, Letters, and Sciences)
- Karina Clemmons (Teacher Education â€“ Education and Health Professions)
- Michael Schwartz (Dean William H. Bowen School of Law)
- Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm (Political Science – Social Sciences and Communication)
- Steve Grace (Biology – Arts, Letters, and Sciences)
- Jan Thomas (Philosophy – Arts, Letters, and Science)
- Maureen James (Library)
Advisor: Karen Wheeler (Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and Institutional Effectiveness)