Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California College of the Arts
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
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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:

Sustainability Leadership Award:
This award is for the student who has demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to being a sustainability leader at the college. Students may show leadership in terms of environmental, cultural, social, financial, and personal sustainability practices and principles.

Impact Awards:
The IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards encourages collaborative interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop and actualize a socially innovative project.
All projects require teams to develop a detailed proposal that addresses a specific social need in a local, national, or international community.
Three student teams are granted up to $10,000 each for proposed projects that best exemplify interdisciplinary engagement, social entrepreneurship, and community collaboration.

https://center.cca.edu/impact https://www.cca.edu/students/leadership/excellence/awards


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

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

n/a


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Professional research/practice is evaluated for faculty promotions; if achievements are interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary, they are recognized and given the same weight as other types of research/achievement. Given the nature of the institution, interdisciplinary research and practices are common and accepted.


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

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

Sustainability is a focus of the libraries' collection development policies and practices. This focus is seen most clearly in our print collection and in the Materials Library collection. Our Instructional Services Librarian provides literacy support in all areas, including sustainability literacy. Inter-Library loan services are available to both students and faculty to support research needs that go beyond our libraries' collections.

Regular collection holdings: https://library.cca.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?idx=kw&q=sustainablility

Materials Library Holdings: https://library.cca.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?idx=kw&q=sustainablility&op=and&idx=kw&op=and&idx=kw&limit=mc-itype%2Cphr%3AMATSAMP&sort_by=relevance&do=Search


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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