Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
ER-16: Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.77 / 10.00 Neil Leary
Director
Center for Sustainability Education
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The number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research:
48

The total number of faculty members engaged in research:
219

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:

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The website URL where the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research is posted :
A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:
Brief descriptions of up to 4 recent notable accomplishments by faculty engaged in sustainability research, including names and department affiliations:
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The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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A survey of faculty scholarship was conducted March 9 -29, 2011. An email was sent to 219 full time faculty, adjunct faculty and other teaching staff to request that they participate in the online survey. 107 responses were submitted, for a response rate of 49%.

Of the 107 respondents, 15 (14% of respondents) reported that sustainability is a primary or significant focus of their scholarship; 13 (12%) reported that sustainability is a minor focus; and 17 (16%) reported that sustainability is tangential but related to their scholarship. Aggregating across these categories, 48 (45%) reported that sustainability is at least tangentially related to their scholarship, while 59 (55%) reported that their scholarship is unrelated to sustainability.

The 48 who reported that sustainability is at least tangentially related to their scholarship represent 21.9% of the total number of faculty and teaching staff, including both respondents and non-respondents. The 28 who reported that sustainability is a primary, significant or minor focus of their scholarship represent 12.8% of the total. These faculty are identified in the online sustainability scholarship inventory.

Given a response rate of 49%, these figures represent a lower bound of the proportion of Dickinson faculty who are engaged in sustainability related research.

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