|Submission Date||March 14, 2016|
AC-10: Support for Research
Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides undergraduates an opportunity to conduct independent research and present it to a community of peers. Each spring students at Belmont gather to present their findings, listen to eminent speakers, and enjoy the company of fellow researchers.
The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
At Belmont University some programs of study are designed to approach particularly large areas of investigation. These require expertise within multiple fields of disciplinary study, as opposed to the more traditional approach of single disciplines engaging problems yielding to a narrower mode of exploration. Of these Interdisciplinary Programs (listed below), some are majors that cross the boundaries of two traditional disciplines, while others are much broader, interweaving courses from multiple Schools and Colleges within the University as a whole. Belmont's curriculum allows students to participate in various interdisciplinary experiences including: 1) the Institute for Computing Related Disciplines - a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to meeting the growing need for a coherent core of computer education combined with the core work of other disciplines; 2) interdisciplinary majors and/or minors within the areas of Asian Studies, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Classics, Environmental Science, European Studies, Interdisciplinary Ethics, International Economy, International Business, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Studies, Social Entrepreneurship, Second Language Acquisition (minor only) and; 3) an Engaged Scholars Program which promotes and recognizes our undergraduate students' participation in forms of academic development that extend beyond the classroom.
The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
The University Library has subscription to Science Direct and other similar sources to provide direct support for student and faculty research in all areas of sustainability - environmental, civic, and professional.
The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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