Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Stephen Nathan
Environmental Earth Science Professor
Environmental Earth Science
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
137

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
49

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
35.77

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
19

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
15

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
78.95

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Department Chairs and individual faculty were contacted in order to compile the above list. A review of their Eastern biographies was also used. Currently, only full time faculty and staff are considered for this inventory.
Total number of employees who conduct research was an estimate based on the previous submission.
The definition of "sustainability" can be found here: https://www.easternct.edu/sustainable-energy-studies/educationandresearch.html In addition, the three pillars of sustainability--Environmental Sustainability (planet), Economic Sustainability (prosperity), and Social Sustainability (people)--were also considered for this inventory.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information for this credit provided by Steve Nathan, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Environmental Earth Science Department, and gathered from faculty webpages on Eastern's website by Ciara Tennis, University Assistant for Climate and Sustainability Initiatives.

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