Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robert Hornsby
Assistant Vice President for Media Relations
Communications and Public Affairs
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Does the institution's treatment of interdisciplinary research meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description or a copy of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

The Executive Vice President for Research, reporting directly to the President of the University, has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise, encompassing a broad spectrum of research departments, institutes and centers in the natural and biomedical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research works to foster the continuation of those creative endeavors and to promote an environment that sustains the highest standards of scholarship, health and safety. The Office establishes and administers the policies governing the conduct of research at the University and oversees the management of its research programs. It also assists investigators seeking external funding, promotes interdisciplinary research and awards seed money for early stage investigations.

Columbia highly values interdisciplinary research, promotes joint appointments, and just completed a major building on campus Northwest Corner designed explicitly for interdisciplinary research that crosses departmental, school and campus boundaries. Columbia also has a major investment in the MBBI (Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute) which will have researchers from multiple disciplines focused on fundamental research questions.

Additional URL regarding interdisciplinary research: http://news.columbia.edu/nwcorner


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