Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.07
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dickinson College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

Inventory from November 2019 survey is uploaded.

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The Center for Sustainability Education developed a survey instrument to collect information from faculty about their research that was distributed to all faculty by the Provost via email in November 2019. Faculty members were asked if any of their research explicitly addresses the concept of sustainability, the interdependence of ecological systems and social or economic systems, or major sustainability challenges. Examples of sustainability challenges were provided, drawn largely from the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

The survey also included questions asking for descriptions of connections between faculty research and sustainability challenges, with whom they engage in sustainability research (students, other Dickinson faculty, researchers from other institutions in the U.S., researchers at institutions outside the U.S., and researchers in disciplinary fields that are different from the respondents.

55 of 238 faculty members responded to the survey. All who responded reported that they engage in sustainability research.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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