Overcoming Obstacles to Interdisciplinary Research

Academic Leader

Although scholarship often crosses academic disciplines, higher education institutions often are not adequately equipped to properly fund and recognize interdisciplinary scholarship. As a result, faculty often "steal time" from their traditional departmental duties to create new forms of scholarship that do not fit neatly into a single discipline, says Susan Frost, consultant and former vice provost of institutional planning and research strategic development at Emory University.

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