Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.91 / 12.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
86

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
738

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
26

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
64

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

1) Search of Digital Measures faculty activities using the "sustainability" box and if it was included in a title.

2) Inspection of faculty web pages for sustainability-relevant research.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Dr. Erik Nordman, Fulbright Scholar, renewable energy for Kenya's tea-growing regions; Dr. Robert Hollister, NSF grant, vegetation response to climate change in the Arctic, and grant for Sustaining & Amplifying the ITEX AON through Automation and Increased Interdisciplinary of Observations; Dr. Ryan Thum, Scientist of the Year, Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society, ecology of invasive plants.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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