|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion
|2.00 / 2.00||
Academic Sustainability Program Manager
Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices
Does the institution's treatment of interdisciplinary research meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description or a copy of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
PSU's promotion and tenure guidelines state:
"A significant factor in determining a faculty member's merit for promotion is the individual’s
accomplishments in research and published contributions to knowledge in the appropriate field(s) and
other professional or creative activities that are consistent with the faculty member’s responsibilities...It is strongly recommended that the following items be considered in evaluating research and other creative activities...
d. Contributions to the development of collaborative, interdisciplinary, or interinstitutional research
programs are highly valued. Mechanisms for evaluating such contributions may be employed.vEvaluating collaborative research might involve addressing both individual contributions (e.g., quality of work, completion of assigned responsibilities) and contributions to the successful participation of others (e.g., skills in teamwork, group problem solving).
f. Effective participation in disciplinary or interdisciplinary organizations’ activities should be
evaluated in the context of their involvement of state-of-the-art knowledge and impact on peers and others. For example, this participation might include serving as editor of journals or other learned publications, serving on an editorial board, chairing a program committee for a regional, national, or international meeting, or providing scholarly leadership as an officer of a major professional organization."
The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available: