Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date June 30, 2011
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California State University, Channel Islands
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sadiq Shah
Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
Research and Sponsored Programs
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Chemistry faculty members are currently collaborating with Biology and Environmental Science and Resource Management programs. Two Chemistry faculty are engaging students in chemical analyses of aquatic life and environmental samples. Another Chemistry faculty member is currently working with students to collect environment samples and analyze them for pollutants. There are several students engaged in analysis whale protein samples in collaboration with Biology faculty. This particular Biology faculty member engages students in field evaluation of whales’ habitat and migration. The Environmental Science and Resource Management faculty members engage students in research dealing with land conservation and coastal preservation, and on-campus sustainability projects such as a sustainability literacy assessment, anaerobic digester, and solar power research.


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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

-CI offers internal grant awards through Faculty Development Office for faculty research including sustainability. CI also supports faculty research through identifying external sustainability funding sources and helping faculty in research proposal submissions. Recently CI has also established two additional programs to support faculty research.
-All faculty members are invited to apply for a competitive grant through the Provost's Office for the purpose of securing equipment or material resources needed for teaching, research, and/or creative activities. Proposals from individual faculty can be for the purchase of equipment and/or material resources costing up to $2500.
-All tenured and probationary faculty members are invited to apply for a competitive grant for the purpose of supporting research or scholarly/creative activities during the summer. Proposals from individual faculty can be for funding up to $5000 to directly support their research or scholarly/creative activities.
-Chemistry professor Dr. Philip Hampton has developed so-called “Green Chemistry” laboratories for organic chemistry classes. This also may be included so that all three of the chemistry tenure-track faculty members are engaged in sustainability research.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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