Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.86 / 12.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
1,731

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
521

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
30.10

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
181

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
110

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
60.77

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:

A complete list of the IUPUI & University wide Research Proposal Inventory for FY18 with summary of Departments and Faculty PIs can be found at:
https://iu.box.com/s/2i16ohtf4b1s51h69b0tltptdrcfrtao

Individual Faculty PIs are listed in research inventory file filtered by Sustainability Keyword search and reviewed titles for impact in at least 1 area of Environment, Economic and Social spheres of Sustainability. Data represents Research Proposals for FY18. Does not represent all Research activity that may be ongoing from prior years, publications, or other internally funded Research & Sponsored Program funding activity & requests.

Additional Information about Research Deans, Centers and Institutes listed below:

Associate Deans for Research
https://research.iu.edu/about/leadership/associate-deans.html
Assistant and associate deans for research advise campus research leadership on questions and issues that affect campus and school research efforts and the university’s efforts to meet its research vision and mission.

IUPUI associate deans for research 2018-19
School Committee Member Email
Herron School of Art and Design William Potter wwpotter@iupui.edu
Kelley School of Business Kenneth Carow kcarow@iupui.edu
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Una Osili uosili@iupui.edu
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Gerardo Maupome gmaupome@iu.edu
Robert H. McKinney School of Law Susan deMaine sdemaine@iupui.edu
School of Dentistry Gabriel Chu tgchu@iupui.edu
School of Education Brendan Maxcy bmaxcy@iupui.edu
School of Engineering and Technology Razi Nalim mnalim@iupui.edu
School of Health and Human Sciences Stuart Warden stwarden@iupui.edu
School of Informatics and Computing Huanmei Wu hw9@iupui.edu
School of Liberal Arts Jeffrey Wilson jeswilso@iupui.edu
School of Medicine Thomas Hurley thurley@iupui.edu
School of Nursing Janet Carpenter carpentj@iupui.edu
School of Public and Environmental Affairs Jeremy Carter carterjg@iupui.edu
School of Science David Skalnik dskalnik@iupui.edu
School of Social Work Beth Wahler bwahler@iu.edu
University Library Tina Baich cbaich@iupui.edu

RESEARCH CENTERS & INSTITUTES: Special environments for exploring
Research centers, institutes, and museums at Indiana University allow researchers from across disciplines, departments, schools, and campuses to collaborate on pursuing important questions and ideas, from the study of religion, ethics, and society to cutting-edge information technology questions to the latest innovations in improving STEM learning among students.
A complete list of Research Centers and Institutes can be found at:
https://research.iu.edu/about/centers-institutes/index.html

Accessing data related to research at IU
Accurate, timely data is critical for effective decision-making. The Office of the Vice President for Research provides IU faculty, staff, and administrators with reports, data, and data tools to inform decision making and measure progress.
https://research.iu.edu/about/data-reports/index.html

Annual Report: Research and creative activities supported by IU’s Vice President for Research The annual report from IU’s Vice President for Research offers overviews of the programs, collaborations, and projects that are supported and fostered by IU’s research offices. It also features summary data about sponsored awards.
https://research.iu.edu/about/data-reports/annual-report/index.html

See IUPUI Research Highlights at:
https://www.iupui.edu/research/index.html


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

Primary Data Source originated from the IU Office of Research & Sponsored Program - Data & Reports - Institutional Proposal Reports submitted for FY17-18 which provides a complete list of all Research Proposals from 07/01/17 - 06/30/18 then did a Title search filtered based on Sustainability key Word/Term search and reviewed each for at least 1 area of Sustainability Sphere; Environment, Economic, and Social impact to analyze the % of Sustainability Research to total Research activity for both total departments and total faculty based on proposal title/descriptions. Source of Report can be found at:
https://research.iu.edu/about/data-reports/predefined-reports.html

Does not represent all Research activity that may be ongoing from prior years, publications, or other internally funded Research & Sponsored Program funding activity & requests.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Grand Challenges at Indiana University
https://grandchallenges.iu.edu/
Disciplined. Collaborative. Solutions-focused. At Indiana University, we are harnessing the power of research to solve grand challenges facing Indiana and the world.
We define Grand Challenges as major, focused, and large-scale problems facing humanity that can be solved only by teams of dedicated researchers working across disciplines in collaboration with community partners. IU has three Grand Challenges initiatives in progress: Precision Health, Prepared for Environmental Change, and Responding to the Addictions Crisis.

Prepared for Environmental Change
Our second Grand Challenge, Prepared for Environmental Change, started in early 2017. A broad, bipartisan coalition of researchers, government and business leaders, and nonprofit and community organizations are joining together to help Indiana better prepare and plan for the environmental changes that are impacting the way we live, grow food, and conduct business.
Learn more about the Prepared for Environmental Change and the Environmental Resilience Institute at: https://eri.iu.edu/

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