Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Robert Orttung
Director of Research
Sustainable GW
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
545

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
274

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
50.28

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
100

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
75

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
75

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The initial inventory was compiled by the Director of Research for Sustainable GW based on the previous list prepared in 2017. This list was shared with the university-wide Faculty Sustainability Committee, whose members come from various schools and departments, and the Committee provided additional content. We also received input from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Once the initial list was done, it was vetted. First, Deans and the Faculty Sustainability Committee reviewed it. Second, emails went out to all individual faculty on the list, asking for their confirmation or amendments to the phrase or key words used in the inventory to capture their research effort. Additionally, the list was shared with all faculty who appear on the list so to help facilitate their interdisciplinary research efforts.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission (public):
1) The reported number of GW faculty engaged in research is for fiscal year 2019. Not all GW faculty engage in research. To determine the number of GW faculty engaged in research, we obtained the number of principal investigators with sponsored research from a database maintained by the Office of the Vice President for Research. We believe that there are more GW faculty engaged in research, but this was the only data source available to us.
2) We did not count adjunct faculty in the total number of faculty engaged in sustainability research. This is because of the magnitude of the search, our notion that many do not undertake research, and most importantly, because of the potential for these faculty to leave. Nevertheless, we have included a short list of adjunct faculty in the research inventory list because the Faculty Sustainability Committee felt that it was important to highlight their research and to facilitate connections between researchers.

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