Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.82
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date Feb. 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Green Mountain College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Ryan Ihrke
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
41

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
25

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
60.98

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
28

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
24

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
85.71

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

*Ackerman-Leist, Philip: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production and Environmental Studies
*Bentley, Andrew: Adventure Education
*Brooks, Chris: Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management and Pre-Law
*Brooks, Meriel: Biology and Water Resource Management
*Bubriski, Kevin: Art
*Christensen, Laird: English and Environmental Studies
*Coe, Natalie: Biology
*Currey, Robin: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
*Dailey, Mark: Sociology/Anthropology
*Edwards, Sam: Environmental Studies and Animal Conservation and Care
*Fesmire, Steven: Environmental Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
*Graves, James: Biology and Environmental Studies
*Jackson, Vance, Psychology
*Keith, Heather: Philosophy
*Landesman, Bill: Biology
*Letendre, Steven: Environmental Studies, Renewable Energy and Ecological Design
*Mulder, Kenneth: Environmental Studies
*Mungur, Amy: Education
*Park, Jacob: Sustainable Business
*Schmitt, Jason, Communications, Documentary Studies
*Sellers, Jen: Psychology, Wilderness and Outdoor Therapy and Women’s and Gender Studies
*Sutheimer, Susan: Chemistry
*Titus, Valorie: Natural Resource Management
*Throop, William: Environmental Studies and Philosophy
*Van Hoesen, J.G, Environmental Studies, Geology


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The sustainability director conducted a survey of all faculty and staff at the college asking for individuals to identify if they has been involved with sustainability research from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 and requesting descriptions of papers, presentations, or projects.. The assistant to the faculty reviewed annual reports and weekly College notices. Researchgate databases were also reviewed for appropriate research activities. Faculty typically involved with research who didn't answer the survey or have items listed in the resources listed were contacted directly for information.

In the Spring of 2016 the sustainability director consulted with the dean of faculty and provost to determine the number of academic departments engaged in sustainability research. Undergraduate programs that don’t have a specific academic focus (Interdisciplinary and Progressive Program) were not included in the overall number of academic programs. Master’s programs were not listed as stand alone departments as all full-time faculty engaged in the Master’s program are also engaged in one or more undergraduate program. Adjunct faculty were not included in the tally of researchers although many are engaged in sustainability research.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Performance year for the number of people engaged in research is fiscal Year 2016. The headcount for faculty and staff engaged in research includes all full-time faculty.

The headcount does not include adjuncts and does not include staff members, even though many adjuncts at Green Mountain College are engaged in sustainability research.

Departments were identified for the purposes of the academic research inventory as programs that have a director during the 2015-2016 academic year. The Environmental Liberal Arts Program was not identified as a department with staff or faculty engaged in research as each faculty member active in the ELA program have a separate primary program/department.

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