Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Fort Lewis College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kathleen Hilimire
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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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:

The Sustainability Initiative Fee collected from students supports the Sustainability Initiative Grant Program. Any student, staff, or faculty person with a project to improve Fort Lewis College campus sustainability can apply. Recent awards have ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. See recent winners at:
https://www.fortlewis.edu/sustainability/SustainabilityInitiativeGrant/PastRecipients.aspx


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:

The Sustainability Initiative Fee collected from students supports the Sustainability Initiative Grant Program. Any student, staff, or faculty person with a project to improve Fort Lewis College campus sustainability can apply. Recent awards have ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. See recent winners at:
https://www.fortlewis.edu/sustainability/SustainabilityInitiativeGrant/PastRecipients.aspx


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:

Several departments and majors have incorporated interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and/or multidisciplinary research into their departmental expectations for faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions.
See, for example Environmental Studies: http://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/12/Environmental%20Studies%20Expectations%202012.pdf


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 an "Environmental Studies Research Guide" page with books, DVDs, articles, and other research support. Many of these deal with sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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