Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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 Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) supports student research in areas related to social justice - environmental studies is a subset of this range of subjects. Through the internship-sponsoring capacity of the CPGC, one student researched resources for conservation efforts in the Northeast.


Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
No

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Haverford has recently made multiple hires in interdisciplinary areas. An MOU for these interdisciplinary positions is used to help establish standards for recognition and evaluation of interdisciplinary research. Also, Haverford's financial support of faculty research is centralized and faculty focused on interdisciplinary research have access to same opportunities as faculty situated in any traditional department.


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 Haverford Library offers an Environmental Studies Research guide that includes field-wide resources as well as course-level guides and knowledgeable librarians across the Tri-College Consortium: http://guides.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/environmental-studies

The library supports a growing community of faculty and student scholars.


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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