Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Northridge
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
12.00 / 12.00 Sarah Johnson
Sustainability Program Analyst
Institute for Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
833

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
232

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
27.85

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
65

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
53

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
81.54

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):

The Web of Science indexing report and a report of all actively funded research projects via Cayuse (grant management software) was used to search for projects and publications of the 833 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The titles and abstracts were searched for the same 144 keywords utilized in our identification of sustainability-related courses using a script that was developed. The keyword list was developed by the Sustainability Advisory Committee at the University of North Carolina for this purpose, and presented at the AASHE 2014 conference. Sustainability related research was identified as those with 3 or more keywords occurring in the title and abstract. The faculty members whose research or publications met these criteria are those included on the uploaded spreadsheet and counted in the total.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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