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ERIC Number: EJ902222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Institutional Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research Centers
Glied, Sherry; Bakken, Suzanne; Formicola, Allan; Gebbie, Kristine; Larson, Elaine L.
Journal of Research Administration, v38 n2 p28-36 Fall 2007
Interdisciplinarity has become the model of scholarly inquiry generally espoused by many who seek federal research funding. Interdisciplinary research centers pose challenges to academic settings and to investigators. In a conference of directors of diverse research centers at a single research university we found that the challenges facing centers and their universities fell into three major categories: fiscal sustainability, recruiting and retaining faculty, and leadership sustainability. These challenges are discussed, and institutional recommendations are proposed to address these challenges. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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