Tips for bridging disciplines with faculty clusters | Education Dive

e University of Wisconsin-Madison is considered the pioneer of cluster hiring, starting its program in 1998, but only in the last five years or so has the process seemed to take off more broadly. Universities are increasingly exploring the method as a way to create interdisciplinary cooperation across large institutions and improve campus climates, including on measures of diversity.

A new report from the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Advisory Committee on Faculty Cluster Hiring examines the practice, which calls for hiring faculty across departments and specialties to work on a single theme in a unified “cluster.” The report offers several tips for anyone considering the process, allowing universities just now designing clusters to learn from the experiences of their peers.

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