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Climate Survey - Research

Research

Two types of issues were addressed for research and scholarship: perceptions of faculty’s own research and the state of interdisciplinary research.  Both the means and frequencies indicates no group feels disadvantaged by having their research and scholarship ignored, less valued or having fewer discussions about their work than did other faculty.  However, women and faculty from underrepresented groups seem to have fewer discussions about their research/scholarship. 

Although the questions about interdisciplinary or collaborative research are not equally relevant for all disciplines, some findings are of general interest.  Most faculty members agree or strongly agree their department values, but does not reward interdisciplinary research.  Within each group, most faculty members disagree with the statement that UNT provides the needed infrastructure. Women and African Americans are slightly less positive about how their department views the research and the opportunities for interdisciplinary work.