Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.28
Liaison Claire Rodgers
Submission Date June 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 4.00
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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? :
No

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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?:
No

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

There are books and research housed in the Olin library regarding sustainability.
Additionally, the books for various classes, including Intro to Sustainability are also housed in the library, which can be found here: https://olin.tind.io/record/1511845?ln=en
Two student led projects, Aquaponics and Hacking Hygiene, are also housed in the library. Aquaponics is a system of sustainable gardening. Hacking Hygiene is a student-led program that allows students to make their own cleaning products and personal hygiene products out of common groceries, like coconut oil and vinegar.
The Olin library, a part of the American Library Association, passed a resolution outlining the their commitment to sustainability, which you can read about here: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/council/council_documents/2015_annual_council_documents/cd_36_substainable_libraries_resol_final.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Jeffrey Goldenson, Director of the Library
Emily Ferrier, Senior Librarian

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