Interdisciplinary groups were charged by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to advise campus administration on activities that support the growth, strength, and visibility of the university's interdisciplinary research enterprise. See the final reports below.
Members of the Arts Working Group provide advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on how to support the growth, strength, and visibility of campus interdisciplinary scholarship involving the arts.
Specific committee activities included:
- Advising campus administration on how best to support both scholarship in the arts and partnerships between faculty in the arts and those in other disciplines
- Building on the process of Visioning Future Excellence, connecting individuals and groups of researchers to enable creative new scholarship that integrates the arts and other disciplines
- Working with staff in OVCR to formulate strong coherent communications that present Illinois as a world leader in bringing the arts together with other disciplines
- Evaluating options for additional support for scholarship in the arts and other disciplines and especially support for faculty who are seeking external funding in the arts