Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.65
Liaison Leslie Raucher
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Barnard College
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

The Summer Research Institute (SRI) provides summer funding, subsidized campus housing, and supportive programming for students conducting STEM research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. SRI is open to students across STEM departments, but a large variety of them focus on sustainability-related topics. In 2019, 17% of SRI students were working in the Environmental Science department, who focus on topics ranging from climate, carbon capture, groundwater contamination, or local ecology.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The chair's letter to the candidate constitutes the "Third Year Review." While it should contain a summary of past professional development and achievements, it should focus on a thorough evaluation of the quality of research, teaching, and service and should provide specific advice on future efforts the individual should make in each of these areas. The Third Year Review should also:
a. Make explicit reference to the standards for tenure articulated by Barnard and Columbia, and provide appropriate context to such standards from within the particular discipline of the candidate.
b. Address issues of productivity and impact in interdisciplinary fields in which the candidate is working.
c. Contain information as to how the department has been evaluating, and will continue to evaluate, the individual's teaching.

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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