Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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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:

Carleton's Environmental Studies (or ENTS) major uses a multidisciplinary approach to studying sustainability and the environment. Students are encouraged to do sustainability research, and are required to complete a comprehensive study for their senior thesis or "comps" project.

Our Center for Community and Civic Engagement Office has three staff members that facilitate research and fellowships, both on campus and with community partners.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Broom Fund for Public Scholarship, Annette Nerboiz
Public Works, Susanne Ottoway and Kelli Canole Carls "Learning from Place with Bdote and Hippocrats Cafe, and The Salvadorian Immigrant Experience


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:

The Faculty Handbook specifies that extra-departmental letters should be requested for promotion reviews, including (primarily) from interdisciplinary program directors. In addition, in meeting with tenure candidates at the beginning of the process:

Candidates are instructed to construct their list of potential external reviewers of their scholarship so as to cover all areas of their scholarship, and in the list of names submitted, to indicate what aspects of their work potential reviewers can address. This includes interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary work. The dean selects reviewers who can speak to the range of a candidate's scholarship, including interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research. The Faculty Personnel Committee gives thorough consideration to all external letters, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, in making its evaluation and recommendations for tenure.


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 library produces research guides for many sustainability focused classes, although these are not categorized specifically by a sustainability focus. They are provided primarily through the 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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