Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.65
Liaison Jillian Buckholz
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, East Bay
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Jeff Seitz
AVP, ORSP
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
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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:

"The Center for Student Research (CSR) are a student-focused program that engages you in your own academic and professional development. We are committed to providing you with rich out-of-class learning experiences through our student-researcher development workshops as well as the opportunity to earn your support for our engagement in faculty-mentored research and creative activity. The goal of the CSR Scholar's Program is to positively impact your academic and professional scuccess and to help prepare you for your next big step--be it gradaute school or your career."

Examples of Projects over past 3 years:
"2017-2018

Name: Colunga, Erica
Research Mentor: Dr. Reza Akhavian
Project: Idle Time and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Construction Heavy Equipment, a Data Driven Alternative

Name:Srinivas, Ankit
Research Mentor: Dr. Patty Oikawa
Project: Carbon Sequestration in Wetland: A Comparison of Carbon Stored in Different Aged Wetlands

Name: Tanouye, David
Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Massey
Project: Characterizing Soil Lead Contamination Near Streams in Oakland, CA"


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:
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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:

On March 12, 2019, Cal State East Bay Academic Senate approved "18 - 19 FAC 10." This document outlines that work completed to achieve the campus' Institutional Learning Outcomes will be taken into consideration during Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) for faculty. Sustainability is one of the Cal State Institutional Learning outcomes: Graduates of CSUEB will be able to act responsibly and sustainably at local, national, and global levels.

http://www.csueastbay.edu/faculty/senate/files/docs/fac/18-19/docs/18-19-fac-10-urtp-changes-2-27-19.pdf


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:

The Cal State East Bay library offers a "Topics in Literacy" course and the Spring 2019 topic will be sustainability. In addition, the library hosts a LibGuide focused on sustainability. There is also a Librarian Liaison for each campus department that supports research, including the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department and Environmental Studies Department.


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