Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Taylor Aichel
Dir. of Sponsored Research and Programs
Sponsored Research and Programs
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

The Gonzaga Student Body Association has in place a generalized Green Fund to provide grants for students to lead research projects that can evolve into implementing and improving sustainability in the operations of the campus. Funding of such projects are based around the university's mission of education and research in an effort to allow student to participate in improving their campus.


Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

The Cataldo Project at Gonzaga University has provided workshops to faculty, since its establishment, on working to research different modes of sustainability pedagogy to implement in their classes and additionally provided opportunities and advice for faculty to conduct their own sustainability research.

Additionally, Gonzaga does offer faculty an internal Faculty Fellow for Sustainability fellowship to encourage them to participate in the Cataldo Project, and work on their own sustainability-related research.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

The Foley Library has developed and provided a research guide for students and faculty who wish to research sustainability with the libraries resources. The website developed for this purpose provide links to common sustainability research databases, and provides users with the opportunities to "Ask a GU Librarian" via a chat box should they need assistance.

Additionally the website provides users with access to information regarding the current sustainability operations and initiatives at Gonzaga, including providing them the means to connect with the Office of Sustainability and the InBalance Newsletter.

Link: https://researchguides.gonzaga.edu/sustainability


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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