Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.75
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bucknell University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

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.
In addition to the McKenna Internship, the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment typically offers summer scholarships for students to do research with faculty over the summer. For example, the William Corrington Grant offers funding for student and faculty research related to renewable energy.

Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

As discussed previously, the different programs such as the McKenna Internships and the William Corrington grants are used to fund students and also include stipends for faculty to serve as mentors for the students, thereby supporting faculty involvement.

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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