Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Charlotte Bronson
Associate Vice President
Vice President for Research & Economic Development
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

Iowa State University has adopted a definition of “sustainability research” based on the definitions of sustainability from the 1987 Brundtland Commission and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Iowa State defines “sustainability research” as “research that works to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This definition includes research that focuses on the environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects of sustainability for the purposes of enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations.
This definition was developed by a committee of six research faculty members from five departments on campus.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

The university asked the chairs of all its academic departments to identify faculty conducting sustainability research as defined above.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
+ Date Revised: June 23, 2014

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