Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date April 30, 2013
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STARS v1.1

College of Saint Benedict
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Kirubel Negash
Office of Sustainability


Part 1
Institution has developed a definition of sustainability research. The definition was developed by a committee comprised of at least three faculty members from different departments who conduct research.  The committee may include students, staff, and other stakeholders as well. The definition does not have to be formally adopted.

Part 2
Institution has identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives. This research inventory should include all research centers, laboratories, departments, and faculty members whose research focuses on or is related to sustainability.

Part 3
Institution makes its sustainability research inventory publicly available online.


This credit applies to all institutions where research is considered during faculty tenure and promotion decisions.


Each part of the credit is scored independently. A total of 3 points are available for this credit.

Part 1
Institutions earn 1 point for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Part 2
Institutions earn 1 point for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Part 3
Institutions earn 1 point for meeting the criteria outlined above.



Report the most recent definition, methodology, and results available. The inventory may cover research activities from one, two, or three years.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.