Dr. Paul D’Anieri, Dean of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Florida, speaks candidly about impediments to arts integration, reminding us that funding is part of the investment in hiring and it is attached to specific outcomes. “Generally, the investment we make is for a specific purpose, not a range of purposes,” says D’Anieri. “Where [arts-integrated interdisciplinarity] works best…is when you have these people who are great at their first assignment and you make it easy for them to cross boundaries in their second assignment.”
Note: Paul D’Anieri became Provost and Vice Chancellor at The University of California Riverside on July 1, 2014. The video was made while he was Dean at UFL in 2013.
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