Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
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California Polytechnic State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.76 / 12.00 Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Utilities and Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
243

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
120

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
49.38

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
51

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
24

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
47.06

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

In order to identify the most current and active sustainability research happening across the university we requested a list of all funding proposals submitted to the Cal Poly Office of Research and Economic Development over the 2017-18 fiscal year. From this list we identified any research projects that address a "major sustainability challenge" as defined by AASHE and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).


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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From the Technical Manual- Sustainability challenges- AASHE defines sustainability in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological
health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. Major sustainability
challenges include (but are not limited to) climate change, global poverty and inequality, natural resource
depletion, and environmental degradation. To identify additional sustainability challenges, it may be
helpful to reference the principles outlined in the Earth Charter and/or the targets embedded in the UN
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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