Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Colby College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.33 / 12.00 Philip Nyhus
Environmental Studies Program Director
Environmental Studies
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
191

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
73

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
38.22

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
22

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
66.67

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):

We used the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) logic to tally the total number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research. The number 191 reflects full-time faculty members, including faculty members on paid-sabbatical, but excluding faculty on unpaid leave and librarians, athletic coaches, and administrators with nominal faculty status whose primary role is not course instruction. These 191 faculty members are required to conduct research. Their current research topics and interests were determined from individual faculty members' websites. Research includes data from the past three academic years.


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