Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Elizabeth Viti
Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Provost's Office
Provost Office
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Students are encouraged to engage in independent and collaborative research and creative activity in all disciplines. Support for funding for both students and faculty mentors is available through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which provides opportunities for summer research, senior projects, and presenting at academic conferences. Although there is no specific incentive for sustainability research, many students have used Mellon Funding to study many different facets of sustainability, from land-use planning and collaboration in the intermountain West to the college's own institutional commitment to sustainability (resulting in the initiation of Gettysburg's participation in the STARS inventory). The Mellon funds are frequently used to support and promote innovative interdisciplinary scholarship.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The Provost's Office actively support faculty research and creative activity though both internal and external funding sources. No specific directive is geared towards sustainability research but innovative interdisciplinary research is always encouraged.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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