Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Rebecca Evans
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Office of Energy Management & Sustainability has established two funds to incentivize and compensate student internships and research in the School of Business and the departments of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Past and current student research projects include: tree and soil carbon sequestration in the campus natural lands and the feasibility and quantification of an internal carbon tax. The funding has been available since 2016.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Center for Faculty Excellence research grant program:
https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/research/


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Abby Juda is the College's Natural Sciences Librarian, responsible for guiding students toward sustainability resources.
In fall 2018, the College Library also created a "sustainability collection" within the Digital Commons, which highlights sustainability works.


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