Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.82
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Tracey Mayfield
Associate Dean
University Library
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:


Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:


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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:


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

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

The CSULB Library provides ample library instruction, learning opportunities, and research support on a variety of topics related to sustainability. As sustainability is cross-disciplinary, one will find reference handbooks, reports, and monographic materials (books) in various subject areas such as environmental studies, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, engineering, business, and geography, just to name a few. The subject librarians also create dozens of environmentally related research guides, detailing how a researcher can search several subject-specific databases (of over 260 electronic databases) to obtain access to millions of research articles as well as other online research materials such as datasets, market research reports, industry reviews, or government documentation. As the mission of CSULB's library is to support the curriculum, research materials related to sustainability are continually updated based on the information needs of students and faculty.

Relevant research guides on sustainability include:
Environmental Science and Policy: https://csulb.libguides.com/esp
Urban Planning: Sustainability and Green Cities: https://csulb.libguides.com/urban_planning/sustainability
International Studies: Environment & Resources: https://csulb.libguides.com/international_studies/environment
Geological Sciences: https://csulb.libguides.com/geology
Geography: https://csulb.libguides.com/geog

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
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