Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Fort Lewis College
AC-10: Support for Sustainability 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 sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

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/about-flc/initiatives/sustainability/sustainability-initiative-grant/past-recipients


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

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

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/about-flc/initiatives/sustainability/sustainability-initiative-grant/past-recipients


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 copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

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: https://www.fortlewis.edu/administrative-offices/academic-affairs/departmental-expectation-statements


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:

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


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Updated February 2020. Notes for next year: Departmental expectations statements are under review this year.

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