Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.87
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 29, 2014
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Colorado College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The State of the Rockies project, now in its eleventh year, offers students a valuable opportunity to work alongside faculty and staff to conduct state-of-the-art research in CC's backyard. Each summer, the project hires a group of Colorado College students to gather data for, compose, and publish the project's annual report. The State of the Rockies aims to encourage dialogue and collaborative action, inform stakeholders about regional issues, connect peer communities by sharing best practices, and stimulate Colorado College student contributions and outreach in the Rockies. In 2013, the team spent time on campus investigating issues, calling experts, and working with GIS software. They also spent time in the field meeting conservation professionals to discuss, and see firsthand, the important work underway throughout the region. Fieldwork included trips to the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Southern Colorado, a two week trip to the Northern Rockies including Wyoming and Montana, and a visit to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge.


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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
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Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

Tutt Library provides online research guides, known as LibGuides, for a variety of academic subjects. The LibGuide for the Environmental Program offers recommendations for environmental literature and directs students to the Natural Sciences Liaison Librarian. In addition, the library has purchased several partial Ejournal packages useful for sustainability research and subscribes to and has available a number of journals, databases, ebook collections and print books relevant to sustainability and the environmental sciences.


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