Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The University of Arizona's Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research where traditional disciplines interface. The fusion of ideas, techniques, and expertise from the traditional academic fields provides for the evolution of modern and imaginative methods of research, and the creation of new fields of endeavor. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is one of the ways that The University of Arizona is fostering innovation and creativity among faculty and students. The 14 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs are an integral part of the Mission Statement of the University of Arizona, and student enthusiasm for the programs is one of their strongest characteristics. Outstanding research and educational facilities attract the best and brightest students. In 2008, GIDPs produced 10% of all Ph.D. degrees at the University of Arizona. Interdisciplinary excellence among faculty is enhanced through GIDPs. Faculty participating in GIDPs develop strong partnerships with academic and research institutes campus-wide, state-wide and nationally. Currently, nearly 700 faculty from 14 colleges are actively involved in GIDPs at the University of Arizona. This strong network of cooperative relationships signifies the intellectual fusion put into practice through The University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. GIDP faculty is also significantly successful in obtaining NIH and NSF grants.

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