Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.87
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 29, 2014
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Colorado College
AC-11: Access to Research

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Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Colorado College faculty members are all scholar-teachers. To be considered for tenure and/or promotion, faculty members are required to be engaged in active scholarly work. Therefore, all departments are considered to produce research. In addition, although it is not formally tracked, the total number of faculty engaged in research came from the number of full-time faculty listed in the 2013 Faculty Scholarship publication produced by the Dean’s Office. Only full-time faculty members are included in our inventory, although there are a number of part-time and visiting professors who also teach at Colorado College.
Although there is no formal policy in the library’s collection development plan regarding sustainability, the library’s reference staff is aware that sustainability is important to the Strategic Plan, and is oriented toward buying relevant materials. There is no Sustainability Library Guide, though there is one for Environmental Science (http://coloradocollege.libguides.com/ev), and the library has purchased several partial Ejournal packages useful for sustainability research. In addition, the library subscribes to and has available a number of journals, databases, ebook collections and print books relevant to sustainability and the environmental sciences. The college does not have a program promoting sustainability literacy, but it is introducing new curriculum development efforts this year.
CC has a policy supporting the concept of open access to scholarly work. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to share their intellectual property. The Digital Archives of Colorado College (http://dacc.coalliance.org/) is the college’s repository for storing research data and allowing open access. However, there is no formal policy assuring open access to all scholarly work in any department.

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