Interdisciplinary Education and Research Planning
The importance of interdisciplinary scholarship and research at the
The Policy on Interdisciplinary Education and Research Planning was approved by the Governing Council in
The Guidelines for Administrative Functions and Protocols of Extra-Departmental Units outline the administrative frameworks and procedures involved in the establishment and work of each type of unit. These are intended to set lines of authority and reporting, and to clarify issues concerning reviews and the work of coordinators or directors. The Guidelines are administered through the Office of the Vice-President and Provost.
The Office of the Vice-President and Provost has developed checklists for the development of Extra-Departmental Units requiring University approval to ensure proposals contain information relating to the criteria outlined in the Guidelines:
Best Practices Reports
In 2007, the Interdisciplinarity Committee formed two working groups to identify and report on best practices for administration and governance of EDUs, and mechanisms for fostering interdisciplinary education and research: