Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dann Sklarew
Fellow of Sustainability Studies
Office of the Provost
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Sustainability research at George Mason University (Mason)crosses a wide swath as our researchers explore everything from understanding and predicting climate change, to conservation of endangered species, to developing a better understanding of human interactions with our environment, to developing energy alternatives. The University's Research Focus web site identifies specific research communities of practice for sustainability, such as climate change, energy, environment and transportation.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
George Mason University's Office of Research and Economic Development invited faculty and centers to self-identify research areas upon which they focus. The website hosting this information also provides means for additional faculty to affiliate. As of June 2011, 125 faculty and 27 research centers affiliated with the Sustainability research focus or at least one of its component communities of practice. An additional 26 faculty affiliated with a related "international development" community of practice.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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