Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date June 13, 2011
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Dickinson College
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Neil Leary
Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:

Dickinson College values interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching and gives them weight in faculty tenure and promotion decisions equal to scholarship and teaching in traditional disciplines. The value accorded to interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is evidenced by the large number of interdisciplinary majors and certificates that are offered, the number of faculty who participate in these programs, and the number of these faculty who have been granted tenure.

Dickinson offers 20 interdisciplinary majors and 2 interdisciplinary certificates (see http://www.dickinson.edu/academics/programs/interdisciplinary-studies/). Examples include environmental studies and sciences, Africana studies, biochemistry and molecular biology, health studies, international studies, law and policy, Middle East studies, neuroscience, security studies, and women’s and gender studies. One-hundred and thirty faculty members, representing 65% of all full-time faculty, are active participants in these interdisciplinary programs, and 84 of them have tenure.


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