Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.35 / 12.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
608

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
71

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
11.68

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
50

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
23

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
46

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

See the research inventory attached.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

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) to ask how many total faculty were involved in research in the 18/19 academic year.

The Office of Sustainability sent a survey to all active faculty in Nov 2019 asking if their research was focused on or inclusive of sustainability using the STARS definitions. This survey also included the data gathering for academic courses related to or focused on sustainability. The data in the inventory is self-reported by faculty.

Washington College of Law was excluded from this inventory.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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