Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.46
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Connecticut College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Chad Jones
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment provides support for sustainability related research. Students in the center come from all different disciplines with a focus on how to connect their major to the environment. Each student carries out a senior integrative project or honors thesis. Students receive support for a summer internship related to their research prior to their senior year. They also receive advising and coaching on presentation skills and have opportunities to present their research.

Beginning in 2018 the College is offering the Richard H. Goodwin Environmental Research Fellowship to support an honors thesis related to the environment or sustainability in any discipline. This is a prestigious research award that provides a stipend plus support for supplies, travel and publication costs. More information about the fellowship can be found here: https://www.conncoll.edu/goodwin-fellowship/


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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