Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
ISE
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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:

Sustainability awards presented at the 2x/y Research and Project Symposium (RAPS) for graduate and undergraduate students. Awards are often presented to students that are not in sustainability programs, thus verifying that sustainability across all disciplines is supported (e.g., chemistry students'development of MOFs for CCS)
Clarkson has hosted an NSF REU program for many years. ASSETs to Serve Humanity: A 10 week summer research program to engage undergraduate students in research projects in the theme area of Advancing Sustainable Systems and Environmental Technologies to Serve Humanity. These students work with faculty across many departments and present their research at the end of their program at the Research and Project Showcase (RAPS). These REU students often win the sustainability prize.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

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

Operations Manual Section 5.3.A.4 reads, “Each tenurable faculty member should excel in disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary scholarship.” 
The ISE Director provides letters of support for T&P files for faculty affiliates from many departments. The letters describe the individuals' contribution to the ISE and interdisciplinary research and teaching.


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:

Research guides for several sustainability topics e.g., the Adirondack Park, Health, Wealth and Inequality. Committed annual expenditures on sustainability books since 2011


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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