Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.65
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Furman University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
280

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
42

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
15

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
24

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
18

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 Shi Center of Sustainability maintains a list of faculty who have incorporated sustainability into their research. The Shi Center Affiliate Faculty program supports affiliate faculty in both teaching and research for sustainability through connecting faculty members across disciplines and providing resources for faculty. The program also provides a platform disseminating for research results.


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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