Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ruth Miller
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired 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:
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?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

Although there is no policy that explicitly promotes interdisciplinary research, the institution regards interdisciplinary activity of all types as highly favorable.

Several recently hired faculty members pursue highly interdisciplinary research and have affiliations with multiple departments


The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

The library's liaison to the environmental studies department on campus meets with classes to create a research guide tailored to their studies about sustainability. The liaison sits down with ES professors creating new courses to help choose textbooks for their sustainability course. Each year for Earth Day, the library works with the environmental club on campus to create an exhibit of all wasted paper to demonstrate how much is wasted to promote awareness. This club also turns old, extra large library t-shirts into tote bags.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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