Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Each summer, Bucknell University supports 250-300 students conducting mentored research, scholarship, and creative projects for 8-12 weeks by providing $3,000 to $5,000 and on-campus housing. Many of the students supported by these campus-wide programs choose to conduct research relevant to sustainability. The McKenna Summer Environmental Internship Program is specifically targeted to support students interested in environmental research focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Bioregion. This endowed fund provides such students with financial support ($3500 in 2016-18, $4000 in 2019) and on-campus housing to conduct this research over the summer.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The McKenna Internship program involves faculty and provides stipends to those faculty who supervise student internships.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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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