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Breaking Out of the Box : Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Faculty Work - Marilyn J. Amey

Breaking Out of the Box

Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Faculty Work

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781593111328
Number Of Pages: 180

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Getting all of your information and collaborators from your department's faculty lounge may be a career-limiting decision. Amey and Brown, both of Michigan State University, give a step-by-step plan for developing interdisciplinary collaboration, from confronting tradition to causing transition and transformation. They also describe the groundwork

List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
What is Interdisciplinary Collaboration?p. 2
Why is Interdisciplinary Collaboration Important?p. 2
Interdisciplinarityp. 4
The Study of Interdisciplinary Collaborationp. 11
Proceeding with the Bookp. 14
Stage One: Traditionp. 17
The Dimensions of Stage Onep. 20
Stage One Observationsp. 22
Summaryp. 31
Stage Two: Transitionp. 33
The Dimensions of Stage Twop. 33
Stage Two Observationsp. 40
Summaryp. 46
Stage Three: Transformationp. 49
The Dimensions of Stage Threep. 49
Stage Three Observationsp. 54
Summaryp. 57
Making Sense of Interdisciplinary Collaborationp. 59
Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Spanning Bureaucratic Structuresp. 63
Departmental Structure and Faculty Role Expectationsp. 65
Alignment of Bureaucratic Processesp. 67
Faculty Reward Structuresp. 70
Organizational Neutral Spacep. 74
Summaryp. 76
Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Academic Culturep. 79
Disciplinary Cultures and Stage One Behaviorsp. 80
Creating Cultural Changep. 85
Matrix Organizations and Cultural Dilemmasp. 92
Summaryp. 93
The Intellectual Process: Learning Integrative Thinking in Intertisciplinary Collaborationp. 95
Sociocultural Perspectives and Transformational Learningp. 96
Interdisciplinarity as Transformative Learningp. 98
Summaryp. 108
Creating a Mobile: Leading and Interdisciplinary Collaborationp. 111
Our Studyp. 112
Leadership Challengesp. 118
Leading and Learningp. 125
Summaryp. 128
Conclusionp. 131
Neutralityp. 131
Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborationp. 134
Changing Academic Work to Accommodate Interdisciplinary Collaborationp. 137
Leading the Learning Organizationp. 140
Concluding Thoughtsp. 144
Research Design and Methodologyp. 147
Referencesp. 151
Author Indexp. 159
Subject Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9781593111328
ISBN-10: 1593111320
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.26