Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Tara Pisani
Assistant Professor
Earth and Envronment
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
882

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
143

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
16.21

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
38

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
33

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
86.84

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

We included tenure track, non-tenure track faculty, and visiting faculty employed at Boston College in 2020-2021. We queried faculty annual reports using the key words: alternative energy, biodiversity, climate change, consumption, carbon emission, corporate social responsibility, ecolog*, economics, education, energy, environment, environmental ethics, environmental health, environmental history, equality, inequity, justice, global warming, greenhouse gas, photosynthesis, pollution, public health, recycl*, social justice, society, sustain*, and waste. We then reviewed the results of the query and eliminated faculty whose research was not related to sustainability. We then used faculty websites to verify the faculty's research in sustainability topics and to specify their research topic in our data sheet.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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