Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Joan Pauly
Submission Date June 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Berea College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.50 / 12.00 Nancy Gift
Program Chair
Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (SENS)
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
140

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
26

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
18.57

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
32

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
10

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
31.25

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

The Inventory attached above includes an anonymous survey. Departments are mentioned by survey takers and all faculty were required to answer the survey, however names and direct affiliations are not currently posted, though the next survey may include these details.


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

All faculty were required to answer the listed inventory survey. This is one of the college's first attempts at such an inventory.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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List of faculty engaged in sustainability research:
Scott Heggen, computer science
Ian Norris, marketing and psychology
Sarah Hall, agriculture and natural resources
Matt Saderholm, green chemistry
Troy Messina, physics
Nancy Gift, sustainability
Jason Strange, peace and social justice
Andrea Woodward, child and family studies, sociology
Dan Feinberg, technology and applied design
Chris Adams, biology
More may be viewed here
https://primary.berea.edu/avp/faculty-scholarly-creative-works-archive/faculty-scholarly-creative-works-14-15/

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