December 21st, 2006


The Five Departments We Need the Most: Epilogue

Here you have it: five departments we don't have at Kansas State University, whose creation within the next few years would have maximum beneficial impact, in my opinion.

I notice that a few of you have replied to express concurrence because I've named your field. I'm curious: if you have one of the above departments at your university:

  • 1. How long have you had it?

  • 2. Was it hard to get formed, if you know its history?

  • 3. What department, if any, did it spin off from?

  • 4. Does it bring in significant resources (especially research funding) for your university?

  • 5. If you are a student, do you expect to find a similar department to work in for grad school or your faculty career? (Please name the department you're referring to.)