Stony Brook Music Professor Margaret Schedel and Ecology Professor Heather Lynch are collaborating on a joint study of interdisciplinary research and recently co-authored an op-ed on the subject, Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations Are Hard, for Inside Higher Ed.
To avoid common problems, Schedel and Lynch recommend three questions you should always ask when developing your academic prenup:
- What does success look like?
- How will we communicate and delegate?
- What if one of us has to step away from the project?
Read the Inside Higher Ed op for more details.
Schedel is an interdisciplinary scholar of electronic music and sound/audio data research and an associate professor of composition and computer music with a joint appointment between the Department of Music and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. Lynch is a quantitative and computational ecologist at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science and an associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution.