|Submission Date||May 13, 2016|
Florida International University
AC-10: Support for Research
|3.00 / 4.00||
Office of University Sustainability
Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
The FIU Sustainability Committee allots funding each fiscal year for student projects. Projects approved by the Committee receive assistance from the Sustainability Committee members and Office of University Sustainability staff during their process.
The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
Global learning fellowships fund research collaborations between faculty or staff and undergraduate students. This program is designed to cultivate global learning models that combine research mentorship and innovative active learning strategies. Funded projects will generate new knowledge in the researchers’ field and involve methods for using results to facilitate engaged global learning. Funded projects will focus on increasing students’ global awareness, global perspective, and global engagement. Global learning fellowship research will build FIU’s institutional expertise and expand knowledge of effective global learning strategies in higher education. Recipients will share research findings and teaching strategies at conferences and through high impact conferences and journals.
2015 Fellowship Projects included "Does Acting Locally Help Youth to Think Globally? Engaging in Global Learning through Digital Participatory Research".The goal of this research is to help students engage in DPR projects concerning their local contexts while also facilitating cross-cultural discussions among students at all three sites. The research will also serve to establish an international collaboration between the Jamaican public school system and the Secondary Social Studies Education program at FIU.
2014 Fellowship Projects include "Research on Globalization and Sustainable Development in the Rukullakta Indigenous Territory, Ecuadorian Amazon". Participatory action research examined sustainable development activities that the indigenous residents of the Ecuadorian Amazon are undertaking as a means to address cultural, economic, and political changes in the region. The research trip will serve as the pilot for a future study abroad offering in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
FIU Libraries Library Subject Liaisons provides students and faculty with one-on-one and in-class consultations for help with their research needs. https://library.fiu.edu/researchtools/library-liaisons
FIU's library has a series of Library Guides (LibGuide) that provide students with an overview of and a list of resources to covering hundreds of different topics including sustainability related research topics such as:
'International Climatic Changes'
'Latin American Environmental History'
'Women, Culture, & Economic Development'
'Introduction to Global Gender & Women's Studies Online'
The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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