Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.22 / 12.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
714 #

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
106 #

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
14.85

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
50 #

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
33 #

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
66

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

Went to each college (Kogod School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of International Service, School of Professional and Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs, and Washignton College of Law) to ask how many total faculty were involved in research in the 16/17 academic year.

Sent a survey to all active faculty in 2017 asking if their research was focused on or related to sustainability using the STARS definitions. This survey also included the data gathering for academic courses related to or focused on sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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