Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 2.00 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Sustainability

This credit was marked as Not Pursuing so Reporting Fields will not be displayed.

Clarified with AASHE as to what counts in this process, and updated these areas as not applicable due to the fact that participating on a committee, research, or policy formation does not count in this instance as policy advocacy and as a state-funded institution, we do not have participate in advocacy of public policy.

Further notes:
Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) is a research unit in the School of Public Service founded in 2016. IPI is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research center that brings together research experts, students, and community partners to conduct objective research and analysis to aid in informed decision making and engage the public. The Institute operates under the core principles of research integrity, community responsiveness, educational impact, collaboration, and public engagement.
Although IPI does not advocate for public policies, our mission is to provide decision makers the data and information required to make evidence-based policy choices. We advance sustainability in the community by completing research projects sponsored by state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, and other entities. Many agencies and organizations need current and robust research to inform their decisions but lack the resources or expertise to conduct in-depth research. IPI fills this need by providing research services for a one-time fee or connecting organizations with other research opportunities at Boise State, such as the MPA capstone course.

The Energy Policy Institute is dedicated to advancing energy policy and decision-making through an applied and evidenced-based approach that is grounded in integrated, socio-technical analysis of energy systems.
From clean and secure energy to resilient and affordable energy systems, our focus is on interdisciplinary research, advising, collaborative engagement, and training.
Our cross-cutting approach leverages strengths in policy, science, engineering, management and economics.

EPI focuses on policy-relevant challenges and opportunities in energy, through research, advising, convening, neutral facilitation, testimony preparation and training. We aim to enhance how energy is approached and utilized through our work on social, technical, and economic aspects that we conduct with policymakers, students, communities, and members of industry. We employ a multi-disciplinary and evidence-based approach to energy systems, informing public and private sectors in the region, nationally and internationally.
https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/

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