ERIC Number: ED077422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Organizational Policy Issues Affecting Interdisciplinary Educational Research and Research Training.
Boger, Robert P.
This paper is an attempt to pose some of the issues of organizational policy facing the university and its supporting agencies as it attempts to meet the problems of contemporary society, particularly as these problems focus on educational research and research training and demand interdisciplinarity in the process of their solution. Any definition of interdisciplinarity leads to a transdisciplinary model that necessitates an integration of some structure of goals with a system for integrating participating disciplines. If any such transdisciplinary innovation within the university is to be successful, it necessitates certain operational assumptions that include philosophical and budgetary commitment at the highest level of university administration. Four organizational patterns are often employed in the establishment of interdisciplinarity at the university, one of which is the institute or center. The institute is seen as the most creative organizational structure for the innovative development of transdisciplinarity in the university. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, February 1973