Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.79
Liaison Peter Schulze
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Austin College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Kelby Archer
Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
No

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The college does not attempt to influence the research topic choices of the faculty, but does provide support for faculty research and has funded and supported with external grant assistance all of the sustainability-related research projects mentioned at the question regarding faculty sustainability research. All faculty are encouraged to apply for our endowed Richardson Fund and external funds to support faculty research. Approximately one tenth of full time faculty do sustainability-related research, as described above.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The college library maintains an Environmental Studies subject guide that includes many sources of sustainability information.


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