Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date April 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Boston University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
sustainability@BU
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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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?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

sustainability@BU provides BU students with access to its sustainability-focused library, which includes paper and digital resources available as research material. Additionally, the School of Education’s Pickering Library recently opened the Sustainability Resources Center, a collaboration between the library and sedGreen. The Center features curricula, books, films, DVDs with a player and monitor, Kill-o-Watt meters, and other materials that will help the University become more earth systems literate and effective when teaching how to build a healthier, sustainable planet.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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