Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
12.00 / 12.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
1,200

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
268
+ Date Revised: July 25, 2019

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
22.33

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
68

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
51

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
75

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The Office of Faculty Development and Advancement maintains the Faculty Expertise and Advancement System (FEAS) application with information on faculty such as: teaching activities, scholarly or creative activities, grants received, and service. FEAS was used to gather research information on research faculty that received a research grant or published a refereed journal article within the year timeframe of July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. Maintaining the above parameters, the FEAS keyword search tool was utilized with the following key words and reviewed to verify the research was in fact sustainability research: sustainable/sustainability, green, eco, global, conservation, remediation, systems, design, environment/environmental, water, resource(s), energy, ecology, natural, contaminant/contamination, coastal, marine, geography, chemistry, hydraulic, social/issues, population, leadership, planning, development, health, collective, community, food, urban, ethics, development, policy, economics, politics, transportation.


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Number of tenured faculty as reported by the Office of Research. Whereas part of their tenure track, faculty are required to conduct research in their field. Data collected above is for faculty and did not include staff.

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