Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.10
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date June 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

Boston University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.36 / 12.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

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

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

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

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

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The sustainability research inventory was conducted primarily through a survey sent to employees engaged in research during the Fiscal Year 2021, collecting published research potentially related to sustainability, as defined by AASHE with supporting documentation from the Earth Charter and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The survey results were then reviewed by the BU Sustainability data analysis interns and validated for accuracy, according to the aforementioned sustainability guidelines. The information reported represents data on funded research projects from FY2021.

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

This represents FY2021 BU Metrics.

We reported 200 for the "number of faculty departments", meaning there're 200 departments with at least one faculty. Overall, the number of departments is different from the number of academic departments, there are also non-academic departments. To get to 109 - if an employee has a "research" flag from the HR SAP file, then they're regarded as a "research employee" and we counted the number of Master Cost Center of those who have such a flag.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.