Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

CESE SAGE
The Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education (CESE) has developed Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE), to involve students in our work in the Florida Gulf Coast University community and beyond. Students who become a member will be nurtured in their leadership capacity and develop their identities as environmentally conscious individuals. Students who become associates are expected to make a serious commitment to SAGE, the mission of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, and to environmental and sustainability education at FGCU. SAGE members will work within the Center's traditions of collaboration, civil dialogue and intellectual integrity.

For the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, the Center is pleased to offer small grants up to $1,000 for Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) members to support projects that fulfill one or more of the five SAGE goals:
- Innovative educational research project.
- Educational project that promotes ecological literacy.
- Civic engagement activities in local environmental issues, with a particular focus on campus initiatives.
- Scholarly activity, teaching, or service related to environmental and sustainability education.
- Development of environmental youth initiatives
(http://www.fgcu.edu/CESE/sage.html)


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

FGCU's Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education (CESE) provides financial and scholarly incentives for faculty from any discipline to engage in sustainability scholarship and research. Over the past three years, CESE has financially supported faculty attending conferences such as the Climate Reality Trainings in various locations, the International Environmental Communication Conference in Colorado, World Symposium on Sustainable Development in Universities in Maine, Rome and Assisi Spirituality & Sustainability Conference, and the EPA and North American Association for Environmental Education Conference in Washinton D.C.. Faculty attending the aforementioned conferences and training either presented their scholarship or used the time to develop future scholarly endeavors.

CESE has also supported faculty in their professional advancement by supporting and facilitating faculty publications in diverse sustainability topics. Recent books include Intergenerational Learning and Transformative Leadership for Sustainable Futures edited by Peter Blaze Corcoran and Brandon Hollingshead and Old Pots Make Good Soup: Traditional Potters in the Contemporary Caribbean by Patricia Fay.

Some book chapters, journal articles, and publications supported by CESE during the bast three years are as follows:
Hollingshead, Brandon, Rhea, Jessica, Satkoski, C. Book Chapter. “Attention + Action: The Florida Gulf Coast University Paradigm for Community Engaged Scholarship.” Service Learning and Civic Engagement. 2015

Hollingshead, Brandon, Mancini M., Hill V. Conference Paper. “Everything is a remix”: Teaching the humanities, cultural production, technology, and copyright in the age of digital reproduction.” Media Ecology Association 16th Annual Convention. Kaleidoscope of Media and Community, Denver, Colorado. 2015

Hollingshead, Brandon. Conference Paper. “Intergenerational learning for sustainability: Bridging divides across generations in the rhetoric of sustainable development.” Bridging divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication. Conference on Communication and the Environment. International Environmental Communication Association, University of Colorado, Boulder. 1 June 2015

De Welde, K. “A Case Study of Sustainability and Civic Engagement in a Sociology of Food Course.” 2015. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 9(1), pp. 90-100.

De Welde, K. Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in Higher Education. Edited with Andi Stepnick, Stylus Publishing (November, 2014). Awarded a 2015 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

F. Davey, K. De Welde, N. Foote. “Oral History as Inspiring Pedagogy for Undergraduate Education.” Our Schools/ Our Selves 24(5). (Forthcoming, 2016).

De Welde, K. “A Case Study of Sustainability and Civic Engagement in a Sociology of Food Course.” Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 9(1), pp. 90-100. 2015.

E. Seymour & K. De Welde. “Why Doesn’t Knowing Change Anything? Constraints and Resistance; Leverage and Sustainability.” In Transforming Institutions: 21st Century Undergraduate STEM Education, Purdue University Press. 2015.

Some conferences and presentations supported by CESE over the past three years are as follows:
De Welde, K. Yes We Can! Overcoming Biases in Academia. Keynote address for the annual Women in Academia Conference at Stockton University. January 12, 2016

Otto, Eric. “Jeff Lemire’s Trillium and the Generative Function of the Third.” Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference in Stony Brook, New York June 2015

Hollingshead, Brandon. Conference Presentation. “Intergenerational Learning for Sustainability: Bridging Divides across Generations in the Rhetoric of Sustainable Development.” Communication and Environment, International Environmental Communication Association, Boulder, Colorado. June 2015.

Corcoran, Peter Blaze. “Intergenerational Learning and Transformative Leadership for Sustainable Futures.” World Environmental Education Congress 8, Gothenburg, Sweden. June 2015.

Hollingshead, Brandon; Mancini, M.; Hill, V.; Gayoso, M. “Everything is a Remix: Teaching the Humanities, Cultural Production, Technology, and Copyright in the Age of Digital Reproduction.” Media Ecology Asociation 16th Annual Convention, “Kaleidoscope of Media and Communtiy”, Denver, Colorado. June 2015.

Walsh, M. Conference Presentation. “Ecological Communication: Bridging Media Ecology and Environmental Communication.” Comunication and Environment, International Environmental Communication Association, Boulder, Colordao. June 2015.

Hollingshead, Brandon; Roca, Maria. Conference Presentation.“Engaged Ethics and Earth Charter Curriculum in Higher Education: Creating Spaces for the Practice of Sustainability Values.” Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication, Communication and the Environment, International Environmental Communication Association, Boulder, Colorado. June 2015.

Corcoran, Peter Blaze. Keynote Address. “The Earth Charter at 15: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.” Earth Charter + 15 Conference, Saltillo, Mexico. April 2015.

Corcoran, Peter Blaze.“Environmental Education in Times of Climate Change: Perspectives from Wangari Maathais Africa”. The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. March 2015


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

There is no faculty tenure at FGCU. Promotion standards are set within the individual departments. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged and is provided equal weight in consideration for promotion.


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, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The library has the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability online. This set of 10 e-books “draws from the natural, physical, and social sciences to bring readers an unprecedented array of 887 articles—from over 900 contributors from 53 countries—on environmental law and ethics, green business practices, regional sustainability issues, and resource and ecosystem management.”

Library faculty continually assist research-conducting faculty in developing LibGuides and other resources as needed and these may intersect with sustainability research efforts.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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