COACHE defines interdisciplinary as research collaboration within and between institutions and with off-campus partners
How do we compare to our peer/cohort
Response options ranged from 1-5 where 5 is the most favorable. The functional range of responses for the 103 schools in the cohort was approximately 2.3-3.25. DU scored 2.48/5, which was in the bottom third of the cohort. This was consistent across faculty subgroups, excepting pre-tenured faculty who rated interdisciplinary work as commensurate with the middle third of schools.
Survey terms that relate to this category include
Q99. Rate your level of interest in teaching and/or research with faculty in disciplines other than your own?
Q98. Are you engaged in…
- Collaborative teaching with faculty in disciplines other than your own?
- Collaborative research with faculty in disciplines other than your own?
- Solo interdisciplinary teaching and/or research?
Q100. Please rate your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statements:
- Budget allocations encourage interdisciplinary work.
- Campus facilities (e.g. spaces, buildings, centers, labs) are conducive to interdisciplinary work.
- Interdisciplinary work is rewarded in the merit process.
- [NTT or Tenured Associate or Tenured Full] Interdisciplinary work is rewarded in the promotion process.
- [Pre-tenure Faculty] Interdisciplinary work is rewarded in the tenure process
- [NTT Faculty] Interdisciplinary work is rewarded in the reappointment process
- My department understands how to evaluate interdisciplinary work.