|Submission Date||June 12, 2016|
Frostburg State University
AC-10: Support for Research
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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 President's Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS) provides funding each semester that encourages and supports student research in sustainability. In Spring of 2016 several undergraduate and graduate students received funding to conduct research on the endangered local species, the Allegheny wood rat, tree ring analysis for understanding of past forest conditions, and rain gardens and their effectiveness for storm water management on campus, among other funded projects.
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:
The President's Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS) provides funding each semester that encourages and supports faculty research in sustainability (as well as student research mentioned above). The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has also supported a staff position, the Sustainability Liaison, who has conducted research in sustainability as part of his campus duties to support sustainability initiatives. Recent publications of research by the Sustainability Liaison (Dan Fiscus) include:
Jørgensen, S.E., B.D. Fath, S.N. Nielsen, F.M. Pulselli, D.A. Fiscus, and S. Bastianoni. 2015. Flourishing Within Limits to Growth: Following Nature’s Way. EarthScan / Routledge.
Goerner, S.J, B.D. Fath and D.A. Fiscus. 2015. Using energy network science (ENS) to connect resilience with the larger story of systemic health and development. Emergence, Complexity and Organization (E:CO) https://journal.emergentpublications.com/article/using-energy-network-science-ens-to-connect-resilience-with-the-larger-story-of-systemic-health-and-development/
Fiscus, D.A. 2013. Life, money and the “deep tangled roots” of systemic change for sustainability. World Futures: The Journal of Global Education 69(7-8): 555-571.
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:
Our promotion decisions look at professional development. In our institution, professional development means many things, among them research. We do not differentiate between disciplinary research and interdisciplinary research. The promotion decision is not hindered by research that is interdisciplinary.
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:
The University subscibes to a number of databases and provides access to the University System of Maryland libraries across the state.
The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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