Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Hampshire College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Steven Roof
Dean of the School of Natural Science
Natural Science
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
135

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
34

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
25.19

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
5

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
5

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
100

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:

See attached research inventory.


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

Instead of traditional, single-discipline departments, Hampshire's curriculum is organized into five interdisciplinary schools. All schools are led by the School Deans, who are faculty members in their schools. For this inventory, the Dean of the School of Natural Science asked the other Schools Deans to provide summaries of faculty member research activities in their schools. All faculty members with research expectations were counted, including "regular" faculty (tenure-track equivalent) and visiting faculty. Staff, adjunct instructors, and visiting scholars were not counted. There is research related to sustainability in all of the five schools. The schools are described below.

School of Cognitive Science: CS engages students with interests ranging from psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience to environmental education, animal behavior, child development, computer science, digital multimedia, and linguistics.

School of Critical Social Inquiry: CSI includes faculty trained in history, psychology, psychoanalysis, anthropology, economics, sociology, politics, law, philosophy, cultural studies, and education. What unites CSI is a common commitment to understanding the processes of social and cultural formations and their implications.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies: HACU engages students with interests ranging from philosophy, literature, film, video, photography, history, dance, painting, art history, cultural theory and history, critical theory, religious studies, studio arts, to ancient studies, music, American studies, media studies, environmental design, and architecture.

School for Interdisciplinary Arts: IA students and professors work across boundaries of art forms such as theater, sculpture, writing, literature, children's theater, creative drama, and arts and social action.

School of Natural Science: NS students involve themselves in original scientific research. Areas of interest include environmental sciences, agricultural studies, health sciences, and more. Students can and do concentrate in almost every branch of science, from astronomy and bio-engineering to marine ecology and genetics.


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