Have Your Say on Interdisciplinary Collaboration at Murdoch!

We Need Your Help!

Collaboration is the key to innovation and the greatest discoveries are often made at the intersection of disciplines. We want Murdoch University to be an incubator for innovation; in particular, innovation that arises from interdisciplinary collaborations. This means understanding the infrastructure and incentives needed for collaboration to happen. We are calling on staff and students to highlight instances where interdisciplinary collaboration occurs at the university, and the opportunities for improvement.

Please take part in this short survey to help improve the experience of the Murdoch University community.

Who Are We?

As part of the Students as Change Agents in Learning and Teaching (SCALT) Programme, Murdoch University students Karen Wellington (karentwellington@gmail.com) and Rebecca Loftus (R.Loftus@murdoch.edu.au) are compiling a report on interdisciplinary collaboration at Murdoch University. At the end of this project they will present their findings to the university and make recommendations for the continued development and improvement of Murdoch’s innovation ecosystem.

Your Details

* 1. Please check ALL the boxes that apply to you

* 2. If you are a student please provide the name of your course

* 3. If you are a staff member please provide the name of your school or department

Important - Please Read

For this project we are defining interdisciplinary collaboration as:
Any kind of...

• work;
• study;
• assessment;
• volunteer project; or
• research

performed collaboratively by a group, that has a minimum of 2 members, from a mix of different...

• units;
• schools;
• disciplines;
• initiatives;
• organisations;
• clubs; or
• societies.

This activity must have resulted in an output i.e. a project, a report, a research paper, an event, a unit offering, a publication, a partnership etc.

HEALTH CHECK: Murdoch University’s Innovation Ecosystem

Please rate your level of agreement with the statements below.

* 4. I am aware of most of the units of study and the active research areas across Murdoch University

* 5. The university provides opportunities for me to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration as part of my work/study

* 6. There is a culture of collaboration across the different schools at the university

* 7. I am interested in collaborating with staff/students from other schools/disciplines

* 8. There is little opportunity to meet with staff/students from other schools to discuss our areas of work/study

* 9. My work/study would be improved by collaborating/sharing ideas with people from different schools and disciplines

* 10. The university provides incentive for interdisciplinary collaboration to happen

* 11. There is a culture of collaboration within my school

* 12. The ability to communicate and collaborate across disciplines is an important skill to possess

EXAMPLES: Interdisciplinary Collaboration

* 13. Have you ever been involved in an interdisciplinary collaboration at Murdoch?

* 14. How many separate instances of interdisciplinary collaboration have you been involved with at Murdoch?