|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2019|
AC-10: Support for Research
|2.00 / 4.00||
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
The Faculty handbook, under section B- Appointment and Renewal, lists four criteria for the renewal of a contract with a member of the teaching faculty (these four criteria are what a make up tenure reviews at Earlham). The second criterion is Quality of Mind which states some indicators as: "Intellectual sharpness and vitality as evidenced by the quality of such things as continuing studies, research, creative work, public lectures, publications; breadth and depth of intellectual interests and competencies, and the capacity to place knowledge and skills into significant context; grant writing; interdisciplinary interests and activities; regular involvement in professional scholarly and educational societies and organizations; and the quality of one’s contributions to intellectual discourse with students and peers."
Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
The librarians have created several research guides for the Environmental Sustainability program. There is also a line in the annual book budget for texts supporting the environmental programs curriculum. The Libraries subscribe to online journals that support the environmental programs curriculum and offer access to the EBSCO GreenFILE. The librarians provide course-integrated information literacy instruction for the environmental programs curriculum, upon request, via library liaisons for the social sciences and the sciences.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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