July 21, 2017
Volume 63, Issue 41
Great Colleges to Work For
Ease of communication, the rise of dual-career households, and an unrelenting pressure to produce scholarship have rewoven the social fabric of academic departments.
Colleges have put up a wide range of buildings designed to give scholars with divergent interests reasons to talk with one another. Now the interdisciplinary approach includes the humanities and even the arts.
Ten years of "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results have shown increasing sophistication in how college leaders are using faculty and staff engagement data to improve the campus workplace.
Academe is far from resolving complicated questions surrounding interdisciplinary research, but some campuses have found ways to grease the wheels of collaboration.