Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.79
Liaison Peter Schulze
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Austin College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.28 / 12.00 Kelby Archer
Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
96

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
10

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
10.42

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
36

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
5

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
13.89

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

Baker, David, Physics, surface energy balance research
Carr, Andrew, Chemistry, hazardous materials transport safety, pollutant remediation Ewing, Mari Elise, Environmental Studies, agricultural land use
Garcia, Loriann, Biology, how ant-hemipteran interactions affect plants in restored and remnant prairies
Gould, Stephanie, Chemistry, solar cell dyes
Kisselle, Keith, Bio & Env Studies, prairie restoration
Nuckols, Danny, Economics and Business Administration, organic agriculture
Meyer, Wayne, Biology, bird conservation
Schulze, Peter, Bio & Env Studies, ecosystem restoration & obstacles to environmental progress
Smucker, Brad, Chemistry, solar cell dyes


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

The director of the Center for Environmental Studies used recent reports to the Center for Environmental Studies external Advisory Board and direct consultation with colleagues to confirm current, ongoing research projects. We do not include any staff in the tally of people involved in research, though a few staff members do occasionally assist with various aspects of research projects.


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