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

STARS v2.2

Elon University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.80 / 12.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
368

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
43

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
11.68

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
39

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
25

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
64.10

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:

A sustainability course and research inventory form (electronic and paper) was created to allow faculty to report their courses and research for the inventory. The sustainability research definition in the Technical Manual was used. Office of Sustainability representatives shared information about the inventory process and requested submissions from departments/department chairs via email and in person. The research inventory from the previous STARS report was reviewed and updated. In addition, Provost Reports (which include scholarly and creative activity of faculty), the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) programs and the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) programs were reviewed for research activity that fits the definition of sustainability research. Any possible additions from these documents were confirmed with the faculty member.
Tenure, Tenure Track and Continuing Track faculty were included as researchers. The website provided includes additional researchers who were not active during the timeframe for the credit or are not researchers as defined for this credit.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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