Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Miguel Martin
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Bernardino
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Miguel Martin
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

The purpose of this award is to support graduate students who engage in research or creative activity through their thesis, projects, or dissertations.
SSI Graduate Student Culminating project Fund
The grant is a one-time award set at a maximum of $2,000. The funding will be provided in-full upon approval of the proposal. Funds will be transferred to the faculty mentor’s department class account. These funds are not designed to cover the costs associated with class projects, class assignments, or any activities that are associated with a traditional “in the classroom” course.

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:

Faculty Programs
The Teaching Resource Center provides support for faculty to improve teaching skills, including development of new learning strategies. Visit the TRC website.

Professors Across Borders provides travel support for faculty traveling to international conferences or conducting research activities in other countries. Visit the Professors Across Borders website.

The Office of Research Development is supported by the NIH EARDA program. This office will work with faculty to develop research grant proposals involving biomedical research. There are competitive funds for Pilot Research Programs each year. Visit the ORD website.

The Center for Health Disparities Research is part of the NIH "research infrastructure in minority institutions" (RIMI) program. It is designed to help minority-serving universities build innovative research programs aimed at reducing health inequalities among racial and ethnic groups and among people living below the poverty line. Visit the Center for Promotion of Health Disparities website.

The ASI Student Research and Travel Fund is supported by ASI fees paid by students. This fund provides support for undergraduate and graduate student research (up to $1,000) and for travel funds to present papers at conferences within the student's discipline. Visit the Graduate Studies website.

The Office of Community Engagement advances community-based programs by providing faculty mini-grants for service learning courses and for community-based participatory research that directly addresses local problems. Visit the Office of Community Engagement website.

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:

Faculty Activities Reports (FARs): FARs shall be submitted by all evaluated faculty.
FARs shall cover all three areas of evaluation: teaching; research, scholarly or
creative contributions; and service to university and/or community. A FAR should
cover the following periods of time:
i. For all probationary faculty being considered for retention or tenure:
cumulative since appointment.
ii. For faculty applying for promotion: cumulative since the submission date of
the FAR that led to the previous promotion or since initial appointment,
whichever is more recent.
iii. For all others (e.g., tenured faculty subject to periodic eva

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

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

Sustainability as a discipline explores how human activities can be altered to meet the needs of both current and future generations to ensure long-term sustainability of the Earth’s environmental systems and resources. This interdisciplinary subject blends multiple subject areas including, but not limited to, the sciences, social sciences, education, governance, and business management in an effort to explore how humans can balance environmental, social, cultural and economic needs while restoring and or maintaining the Earth’s natural systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, etc.). The primary challenge of this discipline to meet the needs of current human populations, while ensuring that future generations have the resources they need to thrive as a society and protect the various natural resources and ecosystems that support life on Earth.

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

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