Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Elaine Durr
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 sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

The Sustainability Research Scholars program offers grants to students from all disciplines who are or will be engaged in independent, faculty-mentored undergraduate research related to sustainability. A maximum of two grants of $1,000 each in a year are awarded to students.
In 18-19 the following student research was funded:
-Analysis of tree mortality in carbon offset plantings in central NC.
-“Free to Breathe”: Searching for Situated Decoding of Gender in Nature-Based Education
https://www.elon.edu/u/bft/sustainability/get-involved/student-opportunities/sustainability-research-scholars/


Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
No

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
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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 copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

The Carol Grotnes Belk Library provides the following support:
-A sustainability research guide, http://elon.libguides.com/sustainability
-A collection that is increasingly digital, with de-selected materials donated to reuse organizations
-Promotion support for the Student Sustainability Projects Database


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
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