Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Calvin University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.23 / 12.00 David Wunder
Dean for Faculty Development
Engineering
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
154

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
17

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
11.04

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
37

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
13

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
35.14

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:

The list is available online from the Faculty Activity Reports: https://calvincollege.quickbase.com/db/bfvin7iyc?a=q&qid=352
[Accessed by going to this web page:
https://calvin.edu/offices-services/provost/resources/faculty-resources/faculty-activity-reporting/report.html
and then selecting 2017-2018 College-wide Sustainability FAR report.]


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

All faculty are expected to self-report their scholarly activities and designate any of those activities that are related to sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The numbers provided for this credit were taken from the 2017-2018 FAR public reports and from Visiting Scholar research. The total # of faculty (overall and then for Sustainability-related research) was taken from the totals line at the bottom of the report. Visiting Scholars conducting research at Calvin College were also counted in the totals for both research in general and sustainability research.

To compute the department totals, the list was sorted by departments. This number (for sustainability research) includes academic departments, along with administration, library, and the Clean Water Institute.

General research also included Academic Services, Service Learning, Nagel Institute, Center for Social Research, and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

NOTE: The Faculty Advising Reports include numbers for faculty and staff, even though the report is titled with "ALL Faculty."
NOTE: The total number of departments that conduct research is NOT copied from IC-3 purposefully.
(JW 11.23.18)

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