|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Illinois at Chicago
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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:
In the promotion and tenure guidelines it addresses the issue of interdisciplinary research: "The availability of and reliance on external funding varies considerably across fields and it is important that campus reviewers be told the situation and expectations of the candidate's discipline. Collaborative Work: Because interdisciplinary and multi-investigator research is becoming more common, campus reviewers need more detail on the role of candidates in research and teaching that is collaborative. In the case of research use Section II C. to delineate the contributions of the candidate. Letters from co-authors that document the relative contributions of the co-authors can be especially helpful and should be solicited by the executive head. An executive officer statement that explains the value of collaborative work in a given discipline may also be helpful." While optional, faculty are able to include up to one page in their promotion and tenure papers about interdisciplinary work and include appraisals from colleagues about their collaboration to that research.
The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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