Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.99
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Boston College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.51 / 12.00 Tara Pisani
Assistant Professor
Earth and Envronment
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
833

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
72

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
8.64

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
38

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
24

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
63.16

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

We included tenure track and non-tenure track faculty. Within non-tenure track there are full-time professors of the practice, Visiting Assistant Professors, fellows and adjuncts. We included all faculty who are listed on the Environmental Studies affiliated faculty. We also searched on department websites to identify faculty who self describe their research as having to do with some element of sustainability (environmental research and social justice connected to environment).


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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According to the BC Fact Book there were 833 full time faculty at Boston College in 2017-2018. <https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/publications/factbook/pdf/17_18/17-18_factbook.pdf>

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