Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired James Pushnik
Director and Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy
Institute for Sustainable Development
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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:

The Associated Students Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee administers a student approved sustainability fee, which generates approximately $80,000 per year that is awarded to student sustainability projects. Approved research projects in recent years have included "Biodiesel from Local Agricultural Waste Sources" "Radiocarbon Dating Prehistoric Chico Area Mechoopda Village Site" "Turtle Habitat Research and Environmental Education" "Multifunctional Human Powered Generator" and numerous others.


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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:

Faculty tenure and promotion procedures consider contributions to the University's Starategic Priorities, including Priority #6: "Believing that each generation owes something to those which follow, we will create environmentally literate citizens, who embrace sustainability as a way of living. We will be wise stewards of scarce resources and, in seeking to develop the whole person, be aware that our individual and collective actions have economic, social, and environmental consequences locally, regionally, and globally."


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

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